EXTREME EVEREST WITH ANT MIDDLETON narrated by Shaun Dooley
This documentary follows former Marine Ant Middleton (SAS: Who Dares Wins & Mutiny) as he attempts to climb Everest, Earth's highest mountain, for the first time.
Climbing Everest has become a hugely popular pursuit – and many climbers successfully summit each year. It’s been a life-long dream of Ant’s to climb the world’s most famous mountain. He trained for months in preparation for the ascent, and he made the carefully planned expedition accompanied by some of the best sherpas in the world and under the auspices of one of the most experienced climbing companies. But Everest is by its nature unpredictable, and no climb is risk- free: conditions can change rapidly without warning.
This is a blow y blow account of Ant’s climb, starting from his arrival in Kathmandu. It follows him on the trek up to Base Camp through the beautiful Khumbu Valley, to the strange world of Base Camp (a seasonal tented town at 5.300m), and sees him explore the extraordinary life of the Sherpas who bravely work in this unforgiving environment. As well as the wonder and beauty of the environment, Ant also encounters the danger posed by the mountain, as he, his film director and sherpas get trapped in a sudden unforeseen storm near the summit and fears for their own lives.
Catch Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton on Channel 4 at 9.30pm on Sunday 11th November.