From a media release:
SCREEN DOOR and CERTAIN FILMS PRESENT THE EPIC STORY OF THE FIRST CANADIANS TO SUMMIT EVEREST IN 1982!!
- The four-hour Mini Series premieres on the CBC National Network Sunday, August 31, at 8 p.m., and concludes Monday, September 1, at 8 p.m.
EVEREST, filmed in the Rocky Mountains, and in and around Calgary and Nepal, is based on the true story of the tragedy-laden Canadian Climbing Expedition to Mount Everest. A harrowing climb which saw Laurie Skreslet and Pat Morrow become the first Canadians to set foot on the highest point on earth—the summit of Mount Everest.
Graeme Campbell directed EVEREST, from a script by Keith Ross Leckie. The Director of Photography is Derick Underschultz and the Production Designer is Tim Bider. The mini-series is produced by Heather Haldane and Mary Young Leckie for Screen Door Inc. of Toronto and by Randy Bradshaw and Jason Lee for Calgary-based Certain Films.
This weekend, the Saturday Star’s insert StarWeek features Everest on the cover, with a story by Brian Gorman. Pick it up August 30!