If you’re looking for something unique to watch tonight, there is a new SportsCenter special documentary that airs on ESPN2. Titled Everest No Filter, the one-hour show follows American climbers Cory Richards and Adrian Ballinger on their journey to do something few people have ever done: reach the summit of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. The special debuts at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, June 19. Read on for a preview of the special.
The show follows the friends’ second attempt at becoming one of only around 200 people who have ever reached the top of the world’s highest peak without the help of extra oxygen. During their first attempt in 2016, Richards accomplished the feat. However, Ballinger had to turn around when he was just hours away from reaching the top because of the bitter cold temperatures.
Ballinger and Richards documented every step they took on their <a href=”http://www.everestnofilter.com/” target=”_blank”.Everest No Filter website and on Snapchat. They also posted their videos on YouTube.
SPOILER ALERT – Skip this part if you don’t want to know how their journey ended!
This time, the trip ended with Ballinger reaching the top without supplemental oxygen. Richards had to turn back, but he was given supplemental oxygen so he could still reach the top with his friend. In the above CBS This Morning interview earlier this month, the two said they stayed on Everest for a month just to get their bodies acclimated to the extreme temperatures and lack of oxygen. The climbers were also featured in weekly ESPN SportsCenter updates that tracked their progress.
Mount Everest</a. is located along the Nepal and China border in the Himalayas and its peak stands at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first documented climbers to reach the summit, doing so in 1953.
PREMIERE DATE: Monday, June 19, 2017
TIME: 7 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: ESPN2 (To find out what channel ESPN2 is for you, click here to go to TVGuide.com and change your provider under “TV Listings.”)
PLOT: American climbers Cory Richards and Adrian Ballinger documented their journey up to the summit of Mount Everest, attempting to do so without the help of supplemental oxygen. This one-hour special shows how difficult it was to reach their goal.
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