Just finished watching 'The Wildest Dream: Everest' (recorded from Sky NZ BBC Knowledge recently) and it was magnificent.
Still surreal to think I will be there*, gasping that air, looking at that mountain in a few weeks...
When it finished live TV was showing the end of a docu-drama about the All Blacks winning the last World Cup. Seemed so bloody trivial in comparison!
* we have a night at Everest Base Camp on the cycle trip
The Wildest Dream
In 1924, mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine set out to conquer Everest. It was their third attempt, and their last: they disappeared on the ascent, sparking an as-yet unanswered debate over whether or not they reached the summit.
The Wildest Dream uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.