Factual Premium Documentary Unscripted

Our Everest Challenge: With Ben Fogle & Victoria Pendleton

Available as
Finished Programme
DURATION
1 x 50'
BROADCASTER
ITV1, UK
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2018
Available in
HD
TV adventurer Ben Fogle and former Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton face the greatest challenge of their careers, as they attempt to summit Mount Everest. We follow every step of their gruelling adventure.

This is a very personal story of what it takes to climb Everest in the modern era, through the eyes of two well-known personalities, for whom the thought of ‘failure’ has always been a constant enemy during their careers. And the dangers are very real: altitude sickness, exhaustion, hypothermia and natural perils such as ice crevasses and avalanches.

The documentary reveals many of the aspects of life around Base Camp during the ‘climbing season’ as the Nepalese Himalayas entice the hardiest souls to scale the world’s highest peak.

This expedition unfolds 65 years after Sir Edmond Hillary made the very first ascent. Since then nearly 300 people have died trying to follow in his footsteps.