The Pentagon Channel’s popular Recon series, broadcast at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, reports on the successful climb of 20,075-foot Lobuche East on October 14, 2010. Located in Nepal only 8.7 miles from Mount Everest, Lobuche proved to be a challenging destination for team members, which included 11 wounded warriors from America’s military.
Guided by expert high altitude guides and climbers, the team worked together to triumphantly reach Lobuche’s snow-covered summit by mid-morning. Following only an hour on the summit, the climbers carefully descended the mountain to begin their long journey home.
Recon, a monthly half-hour program celebrating accomplishments of America’s military men and women, is simulcast live on the Pentagon Channel’s website.
Judy Plavnick of the Pentagon Channel served as the producer/writer of the “Conquering the Climb” episode of Recon.