On April 18, a deadly avalanche killed 13 and left three Sherpa missing on Mt. Everest, the single deadliest day in the mountain’s history. Discovery was at base camp preparing to film a live event with adventurist Joby Ogywn when disaster struck.


Bringing together 3D flythroughs and panoramas, journals, archival footage and audio clips, Discovery Channel’s Everest Avalanche Tragedy is a fascinating multimedia account of a recent tragedy. The site is also a a platform intended to raise charitable contributions for the families of Sherpas and a great example of situated storytelling with a focus on a particular time and constituency.