Discovery has ordered six episodes of “Everest Rescue,” which will feature exclusive access to a group of diverse helicopter pilots as they manage emergency calls during the 2016 climbing season as well as intimate interviews with them and their loved ones. “Everest Rescue” journeys to the tops of the treacherous Everest Himalayan Mountains, highlighting the work of a rare breed of pilots who put their lives on the line to save those facing certain death.
It premieres on Sunday, January 8th at 9 p.m. ET, with virtual reality extras will be available on DiscoveryVR.com. Shot over three days with rigged VR cameras on helicopters, these two exclusive pieces transport viewers to the mountain where Sir Edmund Hilary and his team made those first historic steps up the Southern Face of Everest to the summit. They feature a detailed tour of the mountain and an inside look at Lukla — the world’s most dangerous airport.