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Pentagon Channel Debuts Soldiers to the Summit Expedition Documentary

A stirring television documentary debuting March 7, 2011 on the Pentagon Channel profiles World T.E.A.M. Sports’ 2010 Soldiers to the Summit expedition.

Soldiers at the Summit of Lobuche East

Celebrating a successful ascent of Lobuche East. Photograph copyright 2010, Didrik Johnck.

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.