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Travel Channel Six-Part Special Event EVEREST AIR

everestTRAVEL CHANNEL REVEALS THE COMPELLING CHALLENGES AND STORIES BEHIND MOUNT EVEREST CLIMBS IN ‘EVEREST AIR’ 

Six-Part Special Event Premieres Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT 

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‘Everest Air’ captures Mount Everest’s most fascinating stories 

NEW YORK (August 29, 2016) – Standing at a jaw-dropping 29,029 feet above sea level, Mount Everest is the climber’s trophy that many, including a high-altitude rescue team led by Jeff Evans – an Everest expert mountaineer, adventurer and medic – have dared impossible missions to conquer. Now, in Travel Channel’s “Everest Air,” a special six-part event premiering on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, the real-life experiences and adventures of Evans and his skilled crew of Sherpas and helicopter pilots reveal another side of the iconic mountain. Each hour-long episode of “Everest Air” also provides a rare glimpse into the exhilarating encounters and unrivaled majesty that compel climbers to take on the world’s highest peak.

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“There’s no doubt that Mount Everest casts a mystical net at those who have marveled at the idea of climbing the mountain,” said Evans. “Every person that decides to climb it has a deep-seated desire to push themselves – it’s an itch that has to be scratched. Leading an Everest rescue team was one of my most satisfying projects. Every day I witnessed an extraordinary group effort.”

Patrolling Everest’s slopes from basecamp to its balcony, Evans and the Alpine Rescue Service team go higher and further than any group has gone before to aid climbers in need. With unprecedented access, “Everest Air” captures the mountain’s most fascinating stories, right from the frontlines.

“The mix of incredible beauty, awesome risk and the promise of a life-changing reward make Mount Everest one of the most compelling places on the planet,” said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming, Travel Channel. “‘Everest Air’ offers a unique perspective on what can happen when anyone dares to tackle that imposing mountain.”

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