Everest: Beyond The Limit Season 3 Schedule Clarified

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Leave it to Alan Arnette to figure out what’s going on with Discovery Channel’s series Everest: Beyond The Limit. Last week I posted a story with the news that it seemed the show was set to begin airing on December 30th and would consist of five episodes. This info came from Tigress Productions website, and seemed to counter rumors that show would begin on Sunday, Dec. 27th.

Turns out, both dates were right, but for different reasons. Alan says in this blog post, that the show will air on both the 27th and 30th, and all five episodes will be broadcast on those two days. It seems episodes 1-3 will be shown on the 27th, beginning at 8 PM Eastern Time. Then on Wednesday the 30th, episodes 4 and 5 will be broadcast, bringing the show to a very quick end. Here’s what we can expect to see on those episodes according to Alan:

Episode One covers early trips through the ice fall, David Tait’s summit with the rope fixing team and the ice fall avalanche that killed the Sherpa.
Episode Two concentrates on John Golden’s summit attempt with IMG
Episode Three covers the main IMG team summit on May 20
Episode Four is the first Himex summits on May 21
Episode Five is the second Himex summits on May 23

This is very interesting news for a number of reasons. First, and foremost, I know fans of the show have been waiting for news for some time, and I think it’s quite odd that two weeks out, we’re still waiting for Discovery to start promoting the show. I also think it’s odd that there are only five episodes, and that they are all going to be shown in rapid fire succession, a far cry from years past when the show went on for weeks, and was accompanied by another show called “After the Climb” that broke down in more detail the events that transpired on the mountain, usually with the climbers giving us the scoop. I know that Beyond The Limit has a nice following for Discovery, and after a two year hiatus, you’d think they’d be pushing it’s return and milking it for all it’s worth. After all, this will be a different show, with new climbers, on a different side of the mountain. It sort of seems like the show is being sent out to die, airing through the holidays, a traditionally slow time for television, without much fan fare.

I guess we should take what we can get and enjoy it for what it is.

Update: The Discovery Channel Schedule does go out to Dec. 27th now, and the show is indeed listed for that Sunday. The three episodes listed for airing that night have the following descriptions:

Episode 1: Everest gives up it’s first summit of the season, and takes its first victim.
Episode 2: After a knee injury ended his football career, John Golden overcomes a disability to attempt the highest goal on earth.
Episode 3: Astronaut Scott Parazynski attempts to be the first spacewalker on the summit of Everest.

There you go. Set the DVR’s now!

Kraig Becker

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  2. There is no question this show was put out to pasture…

    I don't think that was the original intent, but I suspect once Discovery saw the product – it was apparent it was dead in the water.

    I've watched the first three episodes and they barely harken to the amazing first two seasons.

    It is an entirely different show, devoid of any real emotion. We are pushed through the paces with very little drama or purpose.

    I'm actually destroyed, being the original series was one of the best Discovery ever produced.

    Now we have this empty shell of a show, being burned off with little care and zero promotion.

    Heck, Discovery won't even acknowledge it exists on their forums, it is almost impossible to find the air times on their site and if it wasn't for the fact that I was flipping through the channels I'd have not even known it was on…

  3. Wow! I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering how little promotion there was for it, and how difficult it was to find any information on it.

    I haven't watched any of it yet, but intend to over the next few days. It's a shame that they let the show go though, as Season 3 had tons of potential considering they moved to the South Side and were climbing with a different team.

    I'll reserve final judgement for after I've seen it, but I had low hopes after seeing how the show was handled before this. I guess it was sent to die. 🙁

  4. As a primary character for Episode 4, "Deathzone Gridlock" I too was disappointed by the lack of advertisement for the airing of season 3. That being said, everyone should be aware that unforunatley the funding for season 3 filming was reduced by 50% vs. seasons' 1 and 2, hence the likely reason for quite a different approach to having each episode be "unique" vs. having all 5 episodes concentrate on one team as was done in the first two seasons.

    Namaste to all from Wisconsin,

    Lance S. Fox

  5. Thanks for the insights Lance. They are much appreciated. The show was still good, just not as great as we all would have liked.

    Doubt we'll see a Season 4.

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  7. Its a shame that discovery is not giving this show the appropriate budget to make it as good as the first 2 seasons.

    Was really one of my fav discovery shows

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