Sir Edmund Hillary’s incredible achievement remains one of the greatest adventure stories of all time; the epic journey of a man from modest beginnings who overcame adversity to reach the highest point on Earth.

Both a classic triumph of the underdog story and a gripping, cinematic experience, Beyond The Edge is a tale of human endurance, tenacity and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.

For the first time ever, and with the support of the Hillary family, Sir Edmund’s story is brought to life on the big screen, using both original colour footage and photographs and dramatised recreations of the assault in stunning 3D.

Beyond The Edge had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. 





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General Film Corporation
Toronto International Film Festival (Canada)

New Zealand Film Classification System

Key Roles


Key Cast

Sir Edmund Hillary
Chad Moffitt
Tenzing Norgay
Sonam Sherpa
John Hunt
John Wraight
George Lowe
Joshua Rutter
Tom Bourdillon
Dan Musgrove

Key Crew

Director of Photography
Richard Bluck
Line Producer
Catherine Madigan
Production Designer
Grant Major
Tim Woodhouse
David Long