The 2008 Beijing Olympics put a damper on one of my favorite reality/adventure shows, “Everest Beyond the Limit.” In order to allow a Chinese team of climbers to take the torch up Everest’s north slopes, the government pretty much squashed the Everest climbing season that year from the Tibetan side. Since that’s where the first two seasons of Discovery’s program were based, it left us without the benefit of watching Russell Brice haul a new group of would-be mountaineers up the world’s highest peak last year.
But the program will be back next fall, according to Discovery.com. This time, they’ll be climbing from the mountain’s south side (Nepal) and will take the route made famous by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay.
If you want to get a preview of the season, check this link to a blog on the 09 climbing season: