Friday, 10 November 2006

New Mark Inglis TV

A new development promises to throw more light on what happened on Everest that day, and just how close to his limits Mark Inglis really was when he climbed that mountain ...

From Stuff today: TV shows Inglis' bloody trail in Everest's snows
New Zealand mountaineer Mark Inglis is the focus of a Discovery Channel documentary set to start screening in the United States.
The documentary, by filmmaker Dick Colthurst, tells the story of Inglis' becoming the first double amputee to summit Everest, on carbon-fibre legs with spiked feet. The TV series, Everest: Beyond the Limit, shows Inglis inching upward on his spindly black prosthetics, blood from his raw-rubbed stumps staining the snow. "It's hard to know whether to feel inspired by his guts or infuriated at his foolhardiness," said a report on the documentary in the Chicago Tribune.
It's his life. As I said before: Mark Inglis. Hero.

TAGS: Heroes, New_Zealand


Anonymous Kane Bunce said...

Glad to know that someone other than my best friend agrees with me about Inglis. Hilarly of all people should know that that part of Everest (known as "the Death Zone") is place where at times surviving is all you are capable of.

10 Nov 2006, 13:01:00  
Blogger Eric Olthwaite said...

Go Mark. People just have no idea how narrow the parameters are for that sort of feat. Fifty people walk past the poor chap who died and everyone has a go at the guys with no legs. FFS, as they say on cellphones and in exams.

11 Nov 2006, 13:30:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is his life but who is picking up the tab
Love to know how much the tax payer has invested in this risk taking fool

11 Nov 2006, 17:27:00  
Blogger Eric Olthwaite said...

You think he climbed Mount Everest on the sickness benefit?

12 Nov 2006, 19:15:00  

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