Discovery commissions Everest special

Discovery has ordered Bear Grylls: Man Vs Everest , a one-off special for its international networks about the mountain narrated by the titular survival expert.

The news follows Discovery cancelling its planned live Everest special, in which Joby Ogwyn would have scaled and then jumped off the summit of the mountain, following an avalanche that claimed the lives of twelve sherpas.

UK indie Barcroft Productions is making the new show, which will go out on DNI’s international networks later this month.

It was commissioned by Sarah Davies for Discovery Networks International will tell the stories and adventures of those who have successfully scaled the mountain.

“As someone who has conquered Everest himself, Bear Grylls is the perfect host for this exciting show,” said Sam Barcroft, executive producer, Barcroft Productions.