From a media release:
INJURED CANADIAN SOLDIERS ATTEMPT TO MARCH TO THE TOP OF A HIMALAYAN PEAK, ON CBC-TV AND documentary channel
For 12 injured Canadian soldiers, their biggest challenge is yet to come. Commissioned by CBC and documentary channel, MARCH TO THE TOP is a captivating original documentary that follows these soldiers’ attempt to climb 20,305 feet to the top of Island Peak, a sister mountain to Mt. Everest in Nepal. This story is about life beyond the battlefield for these soldiers’ and navigates their own personal recovery both emotional and physical. MARCH TO THE TOP follows the soldiers’ stories every step of the way as they train and climb to the summit of Island Peak. This visually stunning documentary is the product of a co-production between Muse Entertainment and documentary filmmaker, director and expedition leader Ben Webster of Canadian Adventure Productions Inc.
The World Television Premiere of the feature length MARCH TO THE TOP airs on the documentary channel Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 PM ET, with a one-hour version Monday Feb. 18 at 8 PM/8:30 NT on CBC-TV. MARCH TO THE TOP follows these soldiers’ fight to go beyond their own mental and physical barriers. Can they attain their goal of standing tall above their personal struggles on top of Island Peak? Or will they let the mountain win the battle? The epitome of perseverance and overcoming all obstacles, the expedition team are true Canadian heroes who have sacrificed for their country, with many of them awarded medals of bravery for their actions on the battlefield. As they summit the Nepali peak, they reminisce on their own personal stories and what the climb means for them and their fellow soldiers, some of whom lost their lives overseas.
The MARCH TO THE TOP documentary was based on the TRUE PATRIOT LOVE EXPEDITION, created by the True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL), a national foundation that supports and honours members of the Canadian military and their families. For more information, visit www.truepatriotlove.com