Discovery Cancels 'Everest Jump Live' After Tragedy
April 20, 2014
Discovery Channel is canceling its live Mount Everest jump after the deadly avalanche on Friday that left 13 dead.
"In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live," the network tells ET. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community."
According to The Associated Press, all of the victims were from the Sherpa community in Nepal. Three are reportedly still missing.
Back in February, Discovery announced that climber Joby Ogwyn would jump off of the summit of Everest on live TV in a wing suit. The broadcast was to follow five nights of live programming from Everest, in which NBC News' Willie Geist would host, while The Weather Channel's meteorologist Jim Cantore would track the mountain's weather conditions.