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[04/07/17 - 08:12 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Recounts the Devasting Days Following the 2015 Nepal Earthquake in "Nightmare on Everest"
The special shares the exclusive stories of climbers on Mount Everest and hikers in Langtang National Park who survived, recounting their experience with never-before-broadcast footage and interviews.

[via press release from Smithsonian Channel]

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL(TM) RECOUNTS THE DEVASTING DAYS FOLLOWING THE 2015 NEPAL EARTHQUAKE IN "NIGHTMARE ON EVEREST"

HOUR-LONG DOCUMENTARY WITH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS AND NEVER-BEFORE-BROADCAST FOOTAGE PREMIERES MONDAY, APRIL 24 AT 9 PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, April 7, 2017 - The spectacular natural beauty of the Himalayas draws thousands of tourists and thrill-seekers to Nepal every year, but the same great forces that created the beautiful mountains also have the power to destroy. In April 2015, a violent 7.8 magnitude earthquake triggered deadly landslides and avalanches across the country. On the second anniversary of the fatal disaster, NIGHTMARE ON EVEREST shares the exclusive stories of climbers on Mount Everest and hikers in Langtang National Park who survived, recounting their experience with never-before-broadcast footage and interviews. Produced by Arrow Media, NIGHTMARE ON EVEREST premieres on Smithsonian Channel, Monday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

From a group of seasoned climbers making their second attempt at the Everest Summit and a couple staying in Kyanjin Gumpa, Langtang, to an experienced guide and his groups of adventurers, NIGHTMARE ON EVEREST tells these stories of climbers and trekkers that had no idea they would be linked together forever. With exclusive footage from those in Everest Base Camp and Langtang National Park, the documentary captures how the excitement of the incredible journey quickly turned to paralyzing fear moments after the earthquake, before the avalanche began. At that point, any movement would mean the difference between life and death.

Jim Davidson, a climber for 30 years who was making his first attempt on Everest, remembers the feeling of terror when the earthquake struck. "It was like stepping out onto a highway in a fog bank and hearing trucks roaring at you from several directions, but you don't know which way to run," Davidson says.

With much of the focus on Mount Everest, the destruction of one of Nepal's most popular trekking regions - Langtang National Park - failed to make headlines in the days following the earthquake. With more than 200 people killed by a single landslide in the National Park, Langtang Village itself was buried. Scores of tourists and villagers faced deadly peril as constant landslides and aftershocks threatened to wipe out what was left of the communities along the mountainous trail. Travelers share for the first time how they cheated death the day of the quake, while remaining in critical danger for agonizing days until their eventual helicopter rescue.

NIGHTMARE ON EVEREST was produced and directed by Karen McGann. The executive producer for Arrow Media was Nick Metcalfe. For Smithsonian Channel, David Royle and Joy Galane served as executive producers. FremantleMedia International is the international distributor of the program.

Smithsonian Channel(TM), owned by Smithsonian Networks(TM), a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME(R) with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network's offerings are series including Aerial America, Million Dollar American Princesses, The Weapon Hunter, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Civil War 360, 9/11: The Heartland Tapes, MLK: The Assassination Tapes and The Day Kennedy Died. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth(TM), through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to www.smithsonianchannel.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.





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