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    For those of you interested in Mount Everest (I figure there are at least a few on this forum) there is a new documentary series chronicalling one team's ascent last spring. New episodes air on the Discovery Channel, Tuesday's at 10pm....with many repeats during the week.

    The show follows Russel Bryce's team up the North Col route through Tibet. The climbing season last spring was very controversial with many well-publicized deaths on the mountain. As many as the "Into Thin Air" season in 1996. Bryce's team was harshly criticized with a few of these fatalities. I hope this series will help set the record straight.

    I watched the first episode last night and it was very good. Lot's of real footage high on the mountain (Everest Imax had less than 1 minute of film above high camp). This sort of series is long overdue in my mind.
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    Excellent post. Thanks Bill. I recall seeing an ad for the series, but then did not do anything to record it. I will try to catch a repeat of the first one and also set up to record the series.

    We followed Erik Weihenmayer's ascent up Everest with a lot of interest. This was during the spring climbing season in 2001. We followed the Everest web sites each day, e-mailed back and forth with the support teams, cheered when we heard the whole team made it to the summit, and cried when we stopped to realize what had happened. The first blind person had summitted Everest! What an amazing story.

    A lot of our personal interest was because our daughter in law went to blind camp several summers with Erik. His story in his book, "Touch the Top of the World", is wonderful to read.
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    I was in the Khumbu region about one month after Erik summited Everest, in June 2001. We saw their expedition stickers everywhere. Every year I typically follow the Alpine Ascents team on their Everest expedition.
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    On Erik's trip there was a father-son team from New Cannan - just up the road from you.

    Erik has continued to do some amazing things. In 2004 he worked with 6 blind kids from Tibet - teaching them to climb - and they attempted to climb a 23,000 foot mountain near Everest. He knows no limits.

    OT: I know folks who used to live on Tokeneke Trail by you.
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    I have missed several episodes of the documentary. Is there a DVD of all the episodes or the entire expedition? I would appreciate any info. Amazon does not have anything. Thanks
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    Since the show is still airing new episodes the series has not been released on DVD yet. I am sure it will be though.

    There is a new episode on tonight and you can also find many replays during the week on Discovery. I think there are 3 episodes left. Once those are done I expect them to run the whole series back to back.

    I am still amazed by all the footage on that show. Nothing like this has ever been done on Everest.
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    I have not had a chance to watch any of the programs. Maybe this weekend I can run through them as I have recorded them all on DVR.
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    I would count on a DVD, which I will probably get since I have missed all of this. High peaks are an addiction, and Everest is the mother load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkahike
    I would count on a DVD, which I will probably get since I have missed all of this. High peaks are an addiction, and Everest is the mother load.
    I am with you TKAHIKE. It is an addiction and have missed most of them too. I will keep an eye out for a DVD set if they come out with one.
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    on 12/31 starting at 5pm the entire 6 hour series will run end to end. You can go to the website and have them email a reminder as well.

    http://dsc.discovery.com/tvlistings/...=0&channel=DSC

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