FRONTLINE: Storm Over Everest Series
Lectures curated around FRONTLINE: Storm Over Everest, which reflects on the fateful storm that killed five climbers three years earlier.
In May 1996, the world-renowned climber and filmmaker David Breashears was making his third ascent up Mount Everest, leading an IMAX film team, when a swift and ferocious storm unexpectedly hit the mountain, trapping three exhausted climbing teams near the top of the world's highest peak.
In this program, Breashears returns to summit Everest and to reflect on that ominous storm that resulted in the deaths of five climbers on the south side of the mountain. Interviews with climbers who survived the harrowing ordeal recount the events that occurred, and the decisions that were made, that resulted in seasoned mountaineers losing their lives alongside less experienced climbers drawn to the mystique of Mount Everest.
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