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3 climbing films on TV tonight, Sunday 14th
« on: May 14, 2006, 10:12:40 AM »
three new climbing films are being broadcast all day Sunday May 14, 2006 on the Discovery Times Channel, on cable and on channel 192 on satellite. They will also be shown on May 31 and June 1. Some of the interviewees includes Charles Houston, Bob Bates, Andy Wiessner (son of Fritz), Ed Webster, Jonathan Waterman, David Roberts, Bill Putnam and more.

They are on Mount McKinley, the Matterhorn and K2, and I think they are all new films not shown before. You can find the schedule on their website,

The Misfit & the Matterhorn (Edward Whymper)

They said it couldn't be climbed, but on July 14th, 1865, the impossible became reality as seven men became the first to reach the top of the Matterhorn. However along with the accomplishment came tragedy. The story of Edward Whymper.
The Mystery of Mt. McKinley
In 1906, the explorer, Frederick Cook, took a photograph which he claimed was the top of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. He thought it would make him famous, but instead it started a controversy that continues today. The story of Frederick Cook.
The Ghosts of K2
Located in northern Pakistan is the second largest mountain in the world, K2. Many claim K2, is the hardest and most dangerous mountain to climb. It wasn't unil the 1930s that the first serious attempt was made on the mountain. The story of Frizt Wiessner's 1939 K2 attempt.
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