Saturday, May 31, 2014


Release material

The morning of Friday, April 18 this year marks as one of the greatest tragedies to have struck Mount Everest – an avalanche so great that it left at least 13 people dead and a number missing. Discovery Channel’s Everest Avalanche special – which premieres Sunday, June 1 from 9:00 p.m. to midnight HK – takes an in-depth look at the fateful catastrophe, the dangers and allure surrounding the world’s highest mountain.
Bear Grylls. Photos courtesy of Discovery Channel

Premieres on Sunday, June 1 at 9:00 p.m. Encores on Friday, June 6 at 9:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by survival expert Bear Grylls, BEAR GRYLLS: MAN VS. EVEREST is a one-hour special that presents stories of the greatest Everest attempts and achievements over the years. Drawing from his own experience as one of Everest’s youngest summiteers, Bear introduces viewers to other adventurers who braved extreme conditions to climb Everest in the most unique and radical ways possible. Featuring interviews with real-life climbers, support crews, sherpas, journalists and experts, this clip show also includes unseen archival and user-generated footage, stunning Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) and fascinating facts.

Everest Avalanche Tragedy – Everest Live Jump’s Joby Ogywn trekking to base camp on Mt. Everest before the avalanche.

Premieres on Sunday, June 1 at 10:00 p.m. Encores on Friday, June 6 at 10:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m.
EVEREST AVALANCHE TRAGEDY provides unprecedented access and eyewitness accounts from the rescue and recovery efforts that took place after the April 18 avalanche this year struck Khumbu Icefall, the area just above Mount Everest base camp, killing 13 and leaving a number of people missing. Members of an NBC News team were at base camp as they prepared to produce Discovery Channel’s live special, EVEREST JUMP LIVE scheduled to air Sunday, May 11, when the avalanche hit. The special would have featured climber Joby Ogwyn’s attempt to make the first wing suit flight off the summit of the world's tallest mountain.

EVEREST AVALANCHE TRAGEDY will feature highly emotional and real time footage, capturing the mobilisation efforts of Sherpas and rescuers as they rushed to search for survivors. Through eyewitness accounts, viewers will hear from those who experienced this horrible tragedy and aftermath including sit down interviews with Joby Ogwyn.

Premieres on Sunday, June 1 at 11:30 p.m. Encores on Friday, June 6 at 23:30 p.m., Saturday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m.

Following the tragic avalanche that occurred on Mount Everest this year, BEAR GRYLLS: EVEREST AFTER THE AVALANCHE dissects the dangers and disasters of the mountain, through an insider perspective from Bear himself. In this 30-minute special, Bear draws on his own experience as an Everest summiteer to share with viewers the danger and the allure of the world's highest mountain, which was filmed following the disaster.

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