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Disaster on Everest

BBC reporter Tom Martienssen shares his footage of Everest taken after the devastating Nepalese earthquake. He reveals a story of an extraordinary rescue and loss of life.

BBC reporter Tom Martienssen was halfway up Mount Everest when an earthquake made the mountain shake. Tom and a team of British Army Gurkhas were trapped after a wall of rock and ice came crashing down around them. Their footage tells the story of an extraordinary rescue and of the people who lost their lives on Everest.

After a second devastating quake, Tom returns to Nepal to find the men who were with him on the mountain and to discover how the country is coping amid continuing aftershocks.

30 minutes


Role Contributor
Reporter Tom Martienssen
Producer John O'Kane
Executive Producer Andrew Head
Editor Ceri Thomas