Simon Fisher Turner has completed a newly commissioned score for the BFI’s ‘The Epic of Everest’, the restored official film record of the legendary 1924 Everest expedition. This record of the third attempt to climb Everest is one of the most remarkable films in the BFI National Archive and the film will be released in cinemas across the UK coinciding with its London Film Festival premiere.

The 1924 Everest expedition culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and sparked an ongoing debate over whether or not they did indeed reach the summit.

Simon’s remarkable new score combines electronic music, found sounds, western and Nepalese instruments and vocals and will be performed live by the composer, with specially assembled musicians, at the official premier on October the 18th.