Broadcasters: 1 hour for ABC, National Geographic US, France 5
Production Company: Essential Media & Entertainment
Director /Producer: Jennifer Peedom
Executive Producer: Chris Hilton
If you were ever compelled by the feature film, Touching The Void, here’s one for you. FOUR STARS
TV TONIGHT - David Knox, July 12, 2008
The story is powerfully told and the smooth transitions between original film and recreated footage avoid the jar and jump that typically dilutes the impact of this technique. Jennifer Peedom, the producer and director, has done an astonishingly good job capturing not just the recollections but a snapshot of the turning points of the story. Director of photography Hugh Miller has also done excellent work. This is inspiring, humbling television.
Sydney Morning Herald, Michael Idato, July 14, 2008
2006 was one of the deadliest Everest seasons on record. Experienced mountaineer Lincoln Hall was invited to join an expedition as a high altitude cameraman. It was his second attempt to summit the mountain, having turned back just short 22 years earlier. Shortly after reaching the summit, Hall began to behave irrationally, suffering from lack of oxygen. Aided by his loyal Sherpas for over 9 hours, he eventually collapsed and they declared him dead. His family were informed and the news hit headlines. But something happened that night that science cannot explain. The next morning Lincoln Hall was found alive by approaching climbers and his dramatic rescue began. Never before has a man been declared dead so high on Everest and survived. This is the remarkable true story of Lincoln Hall’s extraordinary journey back from beyond.