Video: HBO’s Real Sports Investigates Climbing Everest

A few weeks back, HBO’s Real Sports television program aired a segment on what it takes to climb Everest. The aim of this 20-minute piece was to inform teach those who don’t know much about the mountain what it takes to reach the summit. But many in the climbing community found that the story missed the mark in many ways. Alan Arnette even shared his thoughts on the segment, and I tend to agree with him. Still, there are some decent aspect to Real Sports’ covering the highest mountain on the planet, even if there were some missed opportunities and fear mongering going on. Now, the entire show can be viewed below. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think. Did HBO miss the mark?

Kraig Becker