Four Corners – 19 July 2021 – 19/7/2021 – Monday – ABC

Four Corners

A Deadly Ascent: life and death on Mount Everest
In 1953 the world stood in awe when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest. Their feat inspired generations of climbers to tackle the mountain.

But in 2019, when pictures emerged on social media showing climbers jammed together queuing to reach the summit, there was an outcry.

The climbing season in 2019 was one of the deadliest ever, with eleven climbers losing their lives on Everest.

In this gripping program, those on the mountain recount the dramatic events that unfolded on the world’s highest peak.


Six decades of exposing scandals, triggering inquiries, leading national debate and confronting issues that matter. Four Corners turns 60 with an unrivalled reputation as Australia’s premier investigative journalism program.

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About Four Corners

This show is broadcast on the ABC.

Australia’s premier television current affairs program, hosted by Sarah Ferguson. Four Corners has been part of the national story since 1961, exposing scandals, triggering inquiries, firing debate and confronting taboos.

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About the ABC

The ABC is an Australian free-to-air commercial network, and is one of the five main free-to-air television networks in Australia.

Some of the most popular shows and programs on the ABC are ABC News, Play School, Gruen, Hard Quiz, The Weekly, Q & A, Media Watch, Australian Story, Four Corners and more.

The five main Australian free-to-air commercial networks are:

  • Seven Network
  • Nine Network
  • Network Ten
  • SBS (Special Broadcasting Services)
  • ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Seven Network has the following channels that are broadcast: Seven, 7HD, 7TWO, 7Mate, 7flix and the Racing Network.

The Nine Network has the following channels: Nine, 9HD, 9GEM and 9Go.

The Ten Network has the following channels: Ten, Ten HD, One, Eleven and the TV Shopping Network (TVSN).

The ABC has the following channels: ABC, ABC Comedy and ABC ME.

The SBS has the following channels: SBS, SBS HD, SBS Viceland, NITV and the Food Network.

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