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 earthâ€”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!