One man’s challenge to return to the world’s greatest mountain is profiled in the new documentary Back to Everest Saturday, April 17 on the Global Television Network.
The one-hour documentary follows Canadian climber Dave Rodney and his two attempts to scale Mount Everest. In May 1999, Rodney made his way to 29,035 feet. Within hours, jubilance quickly turned to despair. In May 2001, plagued by memories of his first attempt, Rodney looks to the summit for a second time. Using breathtaking videography, Back to Everest takes audiences to the edge of the icefall and beyond.
A successful public speaker, Rodney’s photography and videography has appeared on National Geographic, the Oprah Winfrey Show and the BBC.
Back to Everest, which is produced by Partners in Motion in Saskatchewan, has been nominated at the Houston WorldFest Awards for a medal and at Canada’s Golden Sheaf Awards for Best Documentary Biography.
Back to Everest airs Saturday, April 17 on the Global Television Network as follows:
Maritimes/Ontario/Quebec/Manitoba/Saskatchewan/Alberta/BritishColumbia – 8pm
Other programs highlights on Global:
– The Masters – April 10th & 11th
– The Apprentice – Season Finale – April 15th
– The Restaurant – Season 2 premiere airs April 19th
– Blue Murder – April 21st
– D-Day: Canada’s 24 Hours of Destiny – April 24th (chronicles landing of Canadian troops at Juno Beach)
– Jenin: Massacring Truth – April 28th (documents the British and European media’s inaccurate reporting of events involving the Middle East conflict)
– Will & Grace – Season Finale – April 29th
– Alexandra’s Echo – May 1st (profiles B.C. woman’s efforts to save wild salmon)