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The Man Who Skied Down Everest

Directors Bruce Nyznik, Lawrence Schiller
Year 1974
Run Time 84min
Genre Documentary

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.


Bruce Nyznik, Lawrence Schiller


Yûichirô Miura, Judith Crawley


Yûichirô Miura, Douglas Rain


F.R. Crawley




Global Experiences, Sports

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Specialty Films