Tibet allowed a British reconnaissance expedition to Everest in 1921 -
the first expedition to Everest. Some of the members of the first expedition to Mount Everest, a British reconnaissance expedition, led by Charles Howard-Bury.
The third British expedition to Everest, in 1924. In the photo, standing, from left to right, are Andrew ("Sandy") Irvine; George Leigh Mallory, considered
the best climber of the day; Edward ("Teddy") Norton, the expedition leader; and Noel Odell.
Tibet allowed a British reconnaissance expedition to Everest in 1921 - the first expedition to Everest.
Some of the members of the first expedition to Mount Everest, a British reconnaissance expedition, led by Charles Howard-Bury.
The third British expedition to Everest, in 1924. In the photo, standing, from left to right, are Andrew ("Sandy") Irvine; George Leigh Mallory, considered the best climber of the day; Edward ("Teddy") Norton, the expedition leader; and Noel Odell.
Edward Felix Norton (1884 - 1954), leader of the 1924 British Everest Expedition, climbed alone and without oxygen, climbed to within 280 metres of the summit, a climbing altitude record not surpassed for 28 years, until 1952. Norton attempted to reach the summit by a snow gully on the North Face, below the summit pyramid, which the climbers called the Grand Couloir and known ever since as the Norton Couloir.
Mallory and Irvine
George Mallory, left, and Andrew Irvine, set out on the next attempt to reach the summit and perished. They were the first European climbers to die on Everest.
The Epic of Everest
The official film record by John Noel of the 1924 expedition to Mount Everest.
Advertisement for the copy of the film restored by the British Film Institute
Introduction to a showing of the British Film Institute restoration (2013):
Short sections of the film footage
The Affair of the Dancing Lamas
The 1924 British expedition returned to England with a group of Tibetan monks and a lama. They performed dances before showings of John Noel's film, The Epic of Everest. This offended some Tibetans and Tibet banned expeditions for the next eight years, until 1933.
1933 British aerial photo from Tibet of the Northeast Ridge of Mount Everest and the East Rongbuk Glacier.
Wings Over Everest
1981 documentary about the first flight over Everest, by British airmen in April 1933.
Filmed by John Noel and M. S. Bonnet
The British led four more expeditions to Everest, in 1933, 1935, 1936 and 1938.
The 1935 expedition was a reconnaissance expedition.
The summit was not reached.
The Unknown World - Tibet
Narrated silent film by American (?) expeditionaries to Tibet, probably from the 1920s, includes footage of the 13th Dalai Lama (1876 - 1933)
Tibet - Land of Isolation
The Lost World of Tibet
BBC documentary (2009?)
Film footage of Tibet in 1930s
The 14th Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, born
in the village of Takster in Amdo in 1935. Recognized as the reencarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1937 and as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1939, enthroned in 1940, and assumed full political dutiies in 1950.
Geheimnis Tibet (Secret Tibet)
Schutzstaffel (Shafer) Expedition (1938 - 1939)
With English sub-titles:
1942 - 1943 Tolstoy expedition to Tibet for the O. S. S.
High Adventure with Lowell Thomas
Lowell Thomas and Lowell Thomas jr. visit Tibet in 1949 (58:47)
China Invades Tibet
Animated map shows the spread of Communist control from 1946 to 1950. The PRC invaded Tibet on 7 October 1950.
China Invades Tibet
Dalai Lama flees Lhasa, heads for India
LIFE Magazine, April 23, 1951
Photo by Heinrich Harrer
In late 1951, Chinese troops entered Lhasa.
The Dalai Lama in 1951
The Conquest of Everest
Tenzing Norgay of Nepal on the summit of Everest, photographed by his climbing partner, Edmund Hilary of New Zealand.
Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa from Nepal, were the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They reached the top at 11:30 a. m. on 29 May 1953. They climbed up the south side of Everest from Nepal with a British expedition led by John Hunt.
Tenzing Norgay was born Namgyal Wangdi in Tengboche in Khumbu, a Sherpa region of Nepal near Mount Everest, in 1914. His parents were Tibetan Sherpas who resettled among the Sherpas in Khumbu.
Tenzing Norgay was a high-altitude porter with the British Expeditions to Everest of 1935, 1936 and 1938.
Tenzing Norgay was head of the Sherpa porters and a climber with the Swiss Everest expedition in Nepal to Everest in 1952. With Raymond Lambert, a Swiss climber, Tenzing Norgay came to within 250 metres of the summit, higher up the mountain than anyone before.
The following year, 1953, Tenzing reached the summit with Edmund Hillary.
Tenzing's uncle was the head lama of the Rongbuk Monastery, on the north side of Everest in Tibet.
The Race for Everest
BBC documentary (2003) (59 min.)
Visit of H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama to India
1956 - 1957
The Religious Investiture of His Holiness the 14 Dalai Lama of Tibet
1958 documentary by the Office of Tibet, New York
Tibetan uprising against Communist Chinese occupation fails
Dalai Lama flees to India
The Dalai Lama, third from right, riding through Tibet. The Dalai Lama left Lhasa on 17 March and reached India on 31 March.
The Dalai Lama interviewed after his arrival in India
Tibet in the News
Metro News reel (1959)
Dalai Lama In India
Dalai Lama in India
British Pathé (1959)
Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
Interview with the Dalai Lama
BBC documentary series on the programme The World About Us (1981)
The Bamboo Curtain Falls
Includes comments by Heinrich Harrer
The Lost Mystery
Tibet - History of a Tragedy
1996 French documentary (55:43)
Or in 4 parts
The Shadow Circus
The CIA in Tibet
Documentary with Roger "Mac" McCarthy, CIA director of ST Circus (2001)
Chinese film about Tibet
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
Ocean of Wisdom
The Life of the Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama
Soul of Tibet
Biographical documentary (ca. 2000)
Dalai Lama Receives the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize
1997 Hollywood movie
Dalai Lama receiving Congressional Gold Medal
Henry Kissinger talks about Dalai Lama
Interview with the Dalai Lama on his 80th Birthday
BBC 2015 (29:17)
The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Celebration
Anaheim, California, July 5, 2015
of Time 2003 Documentary
about the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya, India in 2002 by Werner
Wheel of Time
2003 Documentary about the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya, India in 2002 by
Freedom in Exile
Episode about Lhasa today from the documentary series Lost Civilizations
A Year in Tibet
Five-part BBC documentary
1. The Visit
2. Three Husbands and a Wedding
3., 4., 5. N/A