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View Poll Results: I would watch a reality-TV show about a Mt. Everest climb

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    ideas for a new reality-tV show

    My wife and I signed up for a Mt. Everest climb next year and we came up with some ideas to make it into a reality TV-show while we were at it. Given the mundane nature of the journey nowadays (100s summit per year, death-rate down to 4.4%, housewives who've never climbed higher than apartment stairs summitting, etc.), we like to make it more interesting; especially for people who wouldn't ever want to scale Everest anyway.

    Given the tonnes of trash abandoned on the mountain, even after the Nepalese imposed a hefty deposit, we'd want to bring down more than we brought up. And given the uniqueness of these items, we can somehow turn it into funds for charity.

    So here's the idea:

    1. live TV broadcast. Given HD cameras can be found at under 200gm, we would have everyone wear a camera, tour-guides and sherpas included

    2. viewers would have a choice of which camera to view. Before they were acquired by the NASCAR channel, SpeedVision used to have multiple camera feeds from inside a race and people were able to select which camera they wanted. Not sure if this broadcast technology is still around.

    3. we would rustle through the pockets of dead climbers left on the mountain for unique items that may be of interest to collectors and which can fetch top-dollar at auction. Live on TV of course and viewers may vote yay or nay to whether we should bring back that item.

    4. we would move the bodies off the narrow trails into a more peaceful location and position them more respectfully.

    5. set up O2-canister re-filling stations at base-camp so fewer bottles need to be brought up and discarded by later tours.

    6. set up coffee-cart at base-camp. I could imagine the horror of a certain NY socialite upon awakening at base-camp on her 1st morning, asking for a cappuccino and being told by her guide that none was available.


    So whatcha thinK? comments?
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    Haven't there already been several reality TV shows about Everest? Everest: Beyond the Limit, etc.? Yours has some twists, but not sure it would make it that much different.
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    If you ski back down from the summit, I might watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    If you ski back down from the summit, I might watch.
    Hmm, I think that was already done in 1970, but no video footage. I think we need to get Warren Miller involved, this could be fun!

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    Heart patients on treadmills for cash and prizes. Scott Baio hosts.
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    Nope...but post here after you do the trip! And remember, pics or it didn't happen!

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    Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour ModoVincere's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    Heart patients on treadmills for cash and prizes. Scott Baio hosts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    If you grab two beers and slide back down from the summit, I might watch.
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    Live wouldn't work because it's ~12 hours difference, plus reality TV shows are only somewhat-barely-interesting because of the very hefty editing that they do in the first place.

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    I'd watch if you mountain biked back down from the summit...

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    Television?

    If it isn't an educational show, or an actual sporting event, I won't watch it.
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    'Into Thin Air' has already been done. But, since historically, about 2 in 10 attempts result in death, it could be interesting.
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