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Mountain climbing with native guides

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 112

Scope and Contents

A discussion of the need for native guides in mountain climbing expeditions is the subject of this broadcast. Sherpa and Hunza men, for example, greatly aided the German expedition ascending Nanga Parbat, in the Himalayas. Author-lecturer James Ramsey Ullman and Charles Collingwood discuss the two-fold problem of native guides on mountain climbing expeditions, which first involve the actual physical dangers and secondly include cultural fears of gods and demons of the mountains. In film footage of the ascent of the Nanga Parbat, the Hunza and Sherpa men are particularly cautious of the supernatural. Harry L. Shapiro, chairman of the Department of Anthropology at the AMNH, was a consultant for this segment.

Dates

  • 1955

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired October 23, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139432

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Jac Venza and Gordon Shelby, assistant producers; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Clair Huffaker, writer; Grover Cole, production design; George Vicas, narrator; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.

Title
Mountain climbing with native guides, 1955
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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