Washington, Apr 23: After canceling its Everest Jump Live, Discovery Channel will turn the footage it has gathered thus far into a documentary exploring the dangers of Mount Everest following a deadly avalanche that claimed 13 lives.
Climber Joby Ogwyn was poised to be fitted with cameras and leap from the summit of Mount Everest wearing a wingsuit jumper fitted with cameras in a live event that was set to air May 11 in 224 countries and territories.
Discovery canceled the jump on April 20 following the April 18 avalanche that claimed the lives of 13 people in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
Discovery will now use footage documenting the process gathered from NBC News' Peacock Productions, which would have produced the live jump, for a documentary.
The crews were on Everest shooting footage in advance of the special for five nights of live programming that would have culminated with Ogwyn's jump.
The special will document the deadly disaster in Nepal and follow the Sherpa community's response to the avalanche that claimed the lives of 13 Sherpa guides. (ANI)