The Rest of Everest – Episode 39

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The Rest of Everest returns today with a brand new episode. This one is entitled Episode 39: Reality TV Reality.

It’s another surreal scene at Base Camp this week, with the Chinese providing satellite TV to the entertainment of the teams gathered there. Following the live broadcast from the mountain from two episodes ago, and the banquet from last week, everyone settles in for a bit of TV, just like back home. How the Chinese managed to bring all those TV’s to Base Camp is beyond me. Jon says there were more than a dozen in the Chinese camp, and not just small, portable TVs. Large, full size console sets.

It’s interesting and kind of funny to see these people mesmerized by television, which they obviously haven’t seen in weeks, when they have such a stunning view right outside the tent. This is another fun episode that shows a slice of life at Base Camp, but Jon promises we’ll get back to climbing soon. Remember, this is “An Almost Unabridged Expedition Experience”, so you get to see it all. 🙂

Kraig Becker

5 thoughts on “The Rest of Everest – Episode 39”

  1. Yes, there will be a little climbing in the episode after next. People are amazed with how little climbing there actually is at Everest. In 60 days, only about 14 of those are spent jugging up the fixed ropes. The rest of the time is spent breathing and acclimating.

    Oh, yeah, and having the runs.


  2. For me personally, I still enjoy seeing what life is like at BC for all those days on the mountain, but I’m sure there are plenty of people who just want to see the climbing and all the danger that comes with the “Death Zone”.

    Are you getting e-mails from viewers saying “Hurry up and get to the climb already”?

  3. The majority of people are just like you. Interested in the day-to-day aspects of living above 17,000 feet.

    The only emails I’ve gotten to the contrary are simply stating that they’re looking forward to the summit push footage (which is pretty amazing).

    Everyone’s been really supportive of the mundane stuff. Hey, that’s what really happened. I certainly don’t blame the networks for editing this stuff out, but I just wanted to take the opportunity podcasting has presented me and show the rest of the experience.


  4. The climb will no doubt be amazing to watch as well. But I love the day to day stuff. It’s still very surreal to see some of the things that are going on at BC, in a very remote area of the World.

    Keep up the great work!

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