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The SAS: Who Dares Wins star encounters extreme conditions as he attempts to summit the world's tallest mountain. Hollywood's election divide: who are Donald Trump and Joe Biden's celebrity supporters? We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. One businessman lost his footing and ended up hanging upside down off the peak, delaying everybody further as they tried to rescue him, and ramping up the panic in the process: there is only a certain amount of oxygen for the climbers, and many Sherpas summit without it at all, making the need for a quick exit vital. He said: “Since I was 16 years-old, I’ve dreamed of reaching the summit of Everest. Advertisement . Ant, 37, attempted to summit the 29,000ft behemoth for the very first time. “It wasn’t the views or even the achievement, it was the thrill of the unknown. He is, remember, mad. For mountain climbers, the bad weather Middleton experiences will represent their worst fears. Woman's going out snap leaves her VERY red-faced - so can you tell what's wrong?

The death toll is so high that Nepal banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains in March, in a bid to reduce accidents. In the documentary, we see Middleton’s first encounter with such an amateur.

The man curled up, willing passing climbers to leave him be. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. “It went from sunny to ‘right, we need to get off this mountain’, and only then did I realise the magnitude of the situation,” he says.

The star of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins summited in May but was forced to wait in the death zone behind a queue of people for several hours when 70mph winds caused a white out.

Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton is attempting to scale Everest for the first time, Ant left wife Emilie at home to embark on the voyage, During his military career, Ant saw active service in Northern Ireland, Macedonia and Afghanistan, Ant, right, began appearing on SAS: Who Dares Wins in 2015, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Most of the victims remain on the mountain, as it’s too difficult to bring their bodies down.

It’s like they leave all their dignity at home, and just expect to be taken up there to tick it off. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. It’s that commercialised that anyone with money thinks they can.”. Nothing could have prepared me for the conditions I faced… but I respect the mountain and its extremes are part of what I wanted to experience for myself”. Emilie gets it; she doesn’t want me hanging around the house moaning.”, He is stumped, though, on what to do next.

If I don’t go away and do something extreme every few weeks, that’s when I start to get into trouble.

“It’s the only time I’ve ever left a man behind.” Lamu Babu Sherpa’s shoes and bag were recovered, but officials confirmed his death a few days later. Parable is supported by the Channel 4 Growth Fund and The Economist. A one-hour documentary follows ex Special Forces soldier Ant Middleton on his attempt to summit Everest for the first time. A one-hour documentary follows ex Special Forces soldier Ant Middleton on his attempt to summit Everest for the first time. He’s been a sniper under fire in enemy warzones… “It’s tough. Read our community guidelines in full, The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes, 'On the way down, his oxygen supply ran out, at which point he “prepared to die”', On returning to his home in Essex, Ant Middleton felt ready for another challenge after 'a couple of days', dangerously ill-prepared commercial climbers. The film also captures 360 degree footage which will be released alongside the main documentary. Enraged, Middleton confronts him, calling him “an embarrassment” who should not be on the mountain if he cannot manage an easy stage without help. It was a trip planned at relatively short notice, but an ambition Middleton harboured since he scaled Mount Snowdon as a 16-year-old Army recruit. Majority-funded by Berocca, Parable worked to shape a value proposition for Berocca centred around a suite of engagement tools and campaign assets. I had to do it.”. Middleton had no choice. Home. They became mates on the mountain. *Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton, in association with Berocca, is on tonight at 9.30pm on Channel 4. Male nursery teachers like me are in a tiny minority - but we have so much to offer, Best Christmas gifts for him 2020: A guide to the top present ideas for men this year.

So why am I unhappy? Boris Johnson and top medics to make 5pm Covid announcement today, Michelle Keegan returns to Corrie after 6 years away as cast film Xmas episodes, Helen Flanagan shows off growing baby bump in glam dress for lunch in Manchester, Mum, 18, charged with killing baby daughter 'left her home alone for six days'. It’s an absolute joke.”. TELLY adventurer Ant Middleton will attempt to scale Mount Everest in an exhilarating Channel 4 documentary. Middleton stood on top of the world for just 10 minutes, made a phone call to Emilie, and that’s when things started to go wrong. The resulting documentary, which airs tonight on Channel 4, is gripping stuff. “If you were writing a horror story, that sequence – the storm, the queue, the man hanging upside down, leaving the Sherpa, the oxygen running out – it’s unbelievable,” Middleton says. ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. In the documentary, we see Middleton’s first encounter with such an amateur. More episodes. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. “I need to keep pushing myself. Middleton was stuck for almost three hours at the highest point on Earth, and it only got worse. It fascinates me – they pay all this money and offload all their personal responsibility at the same time.

“I always loved the freedom of climbing, and joined the mountain troop in the Special Forces to do more. Middleton is now back in Essex with his family – Emilie knew nothing of the events until he was safe, and the children didn’t even know where he’d gone – but felt ready for another challenge after “a couple of days”.

I have a good marriage, great kids, a stable career. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. On an expedition that should have been straightforward for a climber of his experience, a combination of freak weather, Everest’s now infamous queues and too many dangerously ill-prepared commercial climbers saw him come as close to death as he ever has – including during three tours of Afghanistan. Instead, it would be largely psychological: staying calm, trusting his Sherpa guide and controlling his body.

As the documentary points out, for every 17 climbers that has reached the summit, there has been one death, and the horror anecdotes about passing dead bodies, losing fingers and falling in ravines hadn’t escaped Middleton. The film reached a consolidated audience of 1.7 million within a week of first being broadcast. TV tough guy Ant Middleton has admitted cheating on his Everest challenge — leaving his film crew at 17,000ft while he went on a bender. Ant Middleton ‘nearly died’ on Mount Everest due to incompetent climbers who should never have been on the mountain, he has revealed after the dramatic scenes were caught on camera. Former soldier Ant is best known as Chief Instructor on C4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins and has also appeared in adventure reality show Mutiny and survival show Escape. As chief instructor on SAS: Who Dares Wins and a general fitness nut, Middleton needed no additional physical training but worried about the additional altitude at 29,000ft – which he knew could be conquered be correctly acclimitising. It will see the SAS: Who Dares Wins strongman battle treacherous conditions near the summit of the world's tallest mountain. This was the case on the morning of May 14th 2018, when Middleton, Wardle and their Sherpa guide made it.

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