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Watch First Ascent on Nat Geo Adventure
Nat Geo Adventure
6/01/2010
3:06:26 PM
Thursdays at 9:30pm AEDT from January 14

First Ascent journeys alongside the world's best climbers as they attempt to conquer the most forbidding peaks. BASE jumping, free soloing and mountain climbing in its many forms are not for the faint-hearted. In this tight-knit sporting community, experienced mountaineers demonstrate an intense passion for climbing and for supporting each other's endeavours as they push themselves to their absolute limits. With cameramen following every step of the way, the series captures the unyielding determination, heart-stopping moments, emotional rollercoasters and spectacular visuals that can only be seen from hundreds of metres above a sheer cliff face.

For more information, visit natgeoadventuretv.com.au.

ajfclark
6/01/2010
3:19:06 PM
On 6/01/2010 Nat Geo Adventure wrote:
>For more information, visit http://natgeoadventuretv.com.au/

I just went through the site and I can't find any information at all about this show listed under shows? Should I be looking somewhere else?

Also, the next button on the shows page doesn't work on page 2, it just loads page 2 again. Clicking on the page numbers works though. Tested in both IE and firefox.
egosan
6/01/2010
3:23:22 PM
Spam?
Winston Smith
6/01/2010
3:26:34 PM
On 6/01/2010 egosan wrote:
>Spam?

Most definitely SPAM.....



ajfclark
6/01/2010
3:27:15 PM
Anyone else think they should've chosen a title for the series that wasn't already a well known climbing video? Sender Films are involved in both so I'm really confused as to why they've chosen that name.
J.C.
6/01/2010
3:46:17 PM
Yeah it is spam, but it's spam that is likely to be of genuine interest to many people on this forum!
Winston Smith
6/01/2010
4:20:51 PM
So let us allow every rope, shope, harness, waterbottle, energy bar, magazine, four-wheel drive etc etc company to deluge us with crap...


jkane
6/01/2010
5:09:33 PM
Agree, it's Spam because the channel is not free to air.

MattyB
6/01/2010
5:30:29 PM
Interesting, I'm in deepest China at the mo and they've been advertising the crap out of this series on Nat Geo Channel. Looks like a pretty speccy watch, actually, if you've got the chance to see it in Oz!

foreverabumbly
6/01/2010
5:33:10 PM
On 6/01/2010 jkane wrote:
>Agree, it's Spam because the channel is not free to air.

yeah, but its not like its asking you to go get foxtel just to see it. I have foxtel and its not like I have to pay any more just to watch this.

Could have been worded in a more individual type way tho.

so spam with the best intentions?

I watched the first episode last week and it was cool, not just your average climbing porn that is all about Chris.

foreverabumbly
6/01/2010
5:35:54 PM
AND im kinda all for things that promote climbing to the public in a good way, not just about the latest accident or rescue. I hope the series is successful.

wallwombat
6/01/2010
5:42:01 PM

>......... it's Spam because the channel is not free to air.

Do you think they expect people to rush out and get Foxtel just to watch this program?

I doubt it.

It seems more like a heads up to me, letting people know that the program is on.
Wendy
6/01/2010
6:18:05 PM
Sounds a bit like the quality show on the ABC a while ago, can't remember the name of it. Two guys roaming around mountains being nongs, like getting guided up Mt Blanc in order to ski down, but expecting to fly out of London and be on top of Mt Blanc the next day and surprise surprise, they had to turn back with altitude sickness. The next episode they tandem skydived over the Eiger. I can remember the review of it in the paper though, for the classic line "where's an avalanche when you need one?"

foreverabumbly
6/01/2010
6:45:30 PM
On 6/01/2010 Wendy wrote:
>Sounds a bit like the quality show on the ABC a while ago, can't remember
>the name of it. Two guys roaming around mountains being nongs, like getting
>guided up Mt Blanc in order to ski down, but expecting to fly out of London
>and be on top of Mt Blanc the next day and surprise surprise, they had
>to turn back with altitude sickness. The next episode they tandem skydived
>over the Eiger. I can remember the review of it in the paper though, for
>the classic line "where's an avalanche when you need one?"

I remember that, it was hilarious. This is a bit more serious, it had a section showing Dean Potter for eg. It has genuine climbing footage. IT showed Dean soloing the Eiger North with a base jumping rig on in case he fell.

wallwombat
6/01/2010
7:51:43 PM
On 6/01/2010 Wendy wrote:
> Two guys roaming around mountains being nongs.......

I love the the term "nong". It reminds me of being a kid.
Wendy
6/01/2010
8:24:04 PM
I don't think I ever stopped using the term nong ... maybe I'm still really a kid. I think I have my mother to blame for it. I know I have my mother to blame for "hunky dory" which still slips out occasionally.

Does anyone remember what other silly things the nongs did?
Lhotse
6/01/2010
8:42:30 PM
It looks like it's going to be a really great series.

Good on you Nat Geo for getting climbing content & thanks for telling us.

Bring it on....

wallwombat
6/01/2010
10:13:20 PM
On 6/01/2010 Wendy wrote:
> I think I have my mother to blame for it.

That's why it reminds me of being a kid - my mother always used to call me a nong.
dandan
6/01/2010
10:14:27 PM
if its got footage from the film, it will be a pretty good watch. section on the black canyon is gnarly.

foreverabumbly
6/01/2010
11:43:53 PM
I take back my comment about it not being climbing porn of Sharma

"First Ascent
Chris Sharma takes on his biggest challenge yet--the unclimbed 90 metre limestone cave atop Clark Mountain." ( Stolen unmercifully from the Foxtel guide)

The episodes air for 30 minutes and is rated PG.

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