The Man Who Skied Down Everest

Director: Lawrence Schiller, Bruce Nyznik Year: 1975 Run Time: 90min
The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1975)

While many explorers have climbed the legendary peak of Mount Everest, Yûichirô Miura had a different dream. This Japanese skier and daredevil became the first person to ever ski on the treacherous slopes of the highest mountain in the world, descending nearly 4200 feet. While becoming famous in Japan for his achievement, it wasn’t until Canadian filmmaker F.R. Crawley released this documentary that he received widespread international attention.

Showing all of the dangers and thrilling moments of his journey up and down the mountain, this tense and engaging film won the Oscar for Best Documentary and became a formative work in the sports documentary genre.


Lawrence Schiller, Bruce Nyznik


Judith Crawley, Yûichirô Miura


F.R. Crawley


Douglas Rain, Yûichirô Miura


Documentary, Sports



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