The Hermitage

Documentaries in 2D

Hillary on Everest

See the candid documentary on the life of the great mountain climber and explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Not available on DVD, the documentary was produced by Sir Edmund Hillary and his good friend, fellow Kiwi Tom Scott.

Hear Sir Edmund talk candidly about his ascent of Mount Everest and other expeditions; his early years; Mount Cook and the deaths of his first wife and daughter in a tragic plane crash.


Mountain Rescuers FilmMountain Rescuers

Follow the team as they brave the elements to answer life-threatening emergency calls from unsuspecting climbers stranded on the mountain, engulfed in the extreme conditions. Howling winds and deep powdery snow blankets an unstable ice base riddled with massive crevasses: it's too dangerous for the helicopter to land but the search and rescue





Adult Child 4-14 yrs
$20 $10

Price includes unlimited entry per person for the duration of your stay in Mount Cook to the museum and all theatre shows including  Mount Cook Magic in 3D and all 360degree Dome features.

See our current Theatre Schedule for screening times.

Screening times may vary without notice. Please check at the Activities desk for the most up to date timetable.

Prices subject to change without notice