Storm Over Everest will air on PBS, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 from 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. This is the story of David Breashears who was on Mt. Everest during the 1996 expedition leading an IMAX crew. This documentary takes Breashears back to the summit of Everest as he conquers more than the physical demands of the climb, and remembers the rescue efforts (and failures) from 12 years ago.
A line from Beck Weathers, who was rescued on that expedition, "Everybody always says that the definition of character is what you do when nobody is looking. And when we were up there, we didn't think anybody was looking. And so everybody did pretty much what the inner person, the real them, the exposed them would do ... I got to witness those acts--the good ones, the bad ones. And the individuals that came through, that did well, that were selfless ... Every one of them to me is a hero ..."
I CAN'T WAIT!