Dying for Everest Documentary on TV3

11 06 2007

Dying for Everest
In a dramatic re-enactment Inside New Zealand: Dying For Everest investigates what really happened when Kiwi mountaineers Mark Inglis and Mark Whetu found a dying climber near the summit of Everest, screening Thursday, June 21st at 8:30pm.

UPDATE Inside New Zealand: Dying For Everest and Standoff have been replaced by: The Bourne Identity on Thursday, June 21sy at 8:30am

For the first time, Mark Inglis (a double amputee with no legs) reveals the full controversial story of when a group of New Zealand mountaineers were faced with the inhumane decision to leave a dying man at the summit.

Never before have the generations of mountaineers changing attitudes to Everest summit fever been more clearly revealed than after this controversial incident.

Speaking for a past generation of mountaineers, Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Everest, was appalled no-one stopped to rescue a seriously ill man.

But Inglis defends himself against Hillary’s implied criticism, claiming that when you’re on Everest, everything is extreme, including the rules of survival.

So who is right? How can this reality be reconciled with personal and cultural morality? And how does Inglis defends himself against the legendary Hillary?

Hear compelling stories from the men who were there, view the amazing re-enacted footage of their Everest climb, and witness the strange and powerful effect Everest has on human nature.

Tune into this week’s extraordinary Inside New Zealand: Dying For Everest, screening TV3 Thursday, June 21st at 8:30pm.

UPDATE Inside New Zealand: Dying For Everest and Standoff have been replaced by: The Bourne Identity on Thursday, June 21sy at 8:30am

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16 06 2007
Liesje Bradley

Just to let you know that one of the New Zealand climbers Mark Woodward “Woody” who guided Mark Ingles; has along with one other climber summited Everest in one season making it his 5th time to the top! Apart from sherpa’s they are the only climbers to have ever done this.

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