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Title: Reality show plans Everest climb
Post by: 7summits on Oct 25 2002, 19:23
Friday, 18 October, 2002, 09:15 GMT 10:15 UK  
An American cable channel is looking for contestants prepared to climb Mount Everest to compete for a cash prize in a new reality television show.
The assault on the world's tallest mountain will be the culmination of the new series on the Outdoor Life Network.

But competitors will first have to take part in a series of challenges in difficult terrain as diverse as Africa's Kalahari Desert, in the wilderness in Borneo and in the mountains of Iceland before heading for the Himalayas.

A group of the 50 fittest men and women aged 21 and above will initially be chosen, with 12 finalists vying for the $250,000 (161,788) prize money.

The contestants have to be fit and aged 21 or over

The network unveiled plans for the programme to be called Global Extremes: Mt. Everest - 4Runners of Adventure on Thursday.

More than 1,000 people have reached Everest's summit since it was conquered 50 years ago.

But many climbers have died on the slopes before reaching the summit, which is nearly 9,000 metres high.

(from the BBC website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2339087.stm))

Note: I worked on similar plans last year, and in fact some parts seem to be stolen from my plan that went to several TV stations; In my plan the expedition itself was the price. I don't think you should use Everest as a part of a game ...  :(
Title: Re:Reality show plans Everest climb
Post by: Christian Moolman on Dec 19 2002, 16:18
 ;D My wife (35) and I (34) already climbed Kilimanjaro (2000) and Kosciuszko (2002). Next year it will be Mt. Elbrus in June. We will defenitly want to climb Everest, we thought of doing it in 2008 but if we can do it earlier we would defenitly be interested. Let me know what is the next step.

We stay in South Africa in Bloemfontein.