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C5 to climb World’s Greatest Mountains

Viacom-owned Channel 5 in the UK has commissioned a four-part documentary on some of the world’s most iconic mountains.

Tom Brisley

The World’s Greatest Mountains was commissioned by Lucy Willis, commissioning editor at C5 and will be produced by UK indie Arrow Media. Arrow’s Tom Brisley serves as creative director with Ash Potterton as executive producer.

Across each episode, the programme will explore the secrets of four of the world’s best-known peaks – namely Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc and Ben Nevis –revealing their unique characteristics.

Using archive footage and never-before-seen user-generated content, the series sees people who’ve lived, worked on and climbed the mountains give their perspective on each.

The first episode Everest: World’s Greatest Mountain will premiere on Tuesday April 3 at 21.00.

Arrow Media creative director John Smithson is known for his work on the award-winning 2004 mountaineering feature doc Touching the Void.


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