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EverestHistory.com: David Breashears


David Breashears Portrait

When David Breashears co-produced and photographed "Everest: The Death Zone" for the PBS science series NOVA he was well familiar with his subject having made his fourth ascent of Everest at the time.

His first summit of the world’s tallest mountain came in 1983 when he also transmitted the first live pictures from atop Everest, and in 1985 he became the first American to reach the summit twice.  He co-directed, photographed, and co-produced the famous IMAX film “Everest” in 1996. He has also worked on the feature films “Seven Years in Tibet” and “Cliffhanger”, and the documentary “Red Flag over Tibet”.

Everest’s “Death Zone” (above 25,000 feet) is not so named lightly, as Breashears experienced himself during the tragic 1996 climbing season. Although Breashears was not a member of the expeditions which experienced tragedy he was on the mountain filming at the time.  His team climbed up following the May blizzard and helped rescue nearly a dozen survivors and later managed to help with a helicopter evacuation of a climber from the mountain.

Today, David Breashears is an accomplished filmmaker, adventurer, author, mountaineer, and professional speaker, For more see here.

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