• Short Summary

    SIR JOHN HUNT, WHO LED THE BRITISH CLIMBING TEAM TO CONQUER MOUNT EVEREST IN MAY 1953, IN GREECE LEADING AN ANGLO-GREEK CLIMBING TEAM ACROSS GREECE'S MOUNTAIN SPINE FROM DELPHI (WHERE THIS FILM WAS SHOT) TO KASTORIA.

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    SIR JOHN HUNT, WHO LED THE BRITISH CLIMBING TEAM TO CONQUER MOUNT EVEREST IN MAY 1953, IN GREECE LEADING AN ANGLO-GREEK CLIMBING TEAM ACROSS GREECE'S MOUNTAIN SPINE FROM DELPHI (WHERE THIS FILM WAS SHOT) TO KASTORIA.

    SIR JOHN HUNT IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, AND HIS DAUGHTER WITH HER HUSBAND NEW ZEALANDER GEORGE DIZLEY, WINNER OF THE 3,000 METRE OLYMPIC EVENT.BRITISH MEMBERS OF THE PARTY ARE LARGELY TEENAGERS MANY OF THEM ARE QUITE EXPERIENCED MOUNTAINEERS AND SOME HOLD THE 'DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD'- AN AWARD WON FOR OUTSTANDING ABILITY IN SPORT.

    THE GREEK MEMBERS OF THE PARTY ARE MEMBERS OF THE GREEK ALPINE CLUB, AND ALSO MEMBERS OF THE GREEK COMMANDO FORCE.

    THE EXPEDITION BEGAN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FROM DELPHI IT EXPECTS TO CROSS THE PINDOS MOUNTAINS AND REACH KASTORIA BY 18 APRIL.

    (SIR JOHN HUNT, WHO LEADS THE EXPEDITION, HAS RECENTLY BEEN AWARDED A SOVIET MEDAL FOR HIS PART IN AN ANGLO-SOVIET EXPEDITION IN THE PAMIR MOUNTAIN RANGE IN RUSSIA LAST YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2A0ZOVDFFZ2KGK5B1E9P0MY2J
    Media URN:
    VLVA2A0ZOVDFFZ2KGK5B1E9P0MY2J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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