Jeff Evans Interview — With all of the new reality shows that are currently taking place in Alaska, avid TV watchers may be wondering why there is such a fascination with the US’s northernmost state. It turns out, in fact, that there have been several grants given to Alaska to make more shows there, hence the spate of shows of various levels of interest. But if you, like me, appreciate a good show where the star of the show actually has his “boots to the ground,” then Travel Channel’s new show, Everest Air, may just be your speed.
Jeff Evans Interview
I had a chance to sit down exclusively with Jeff Evans to discuss the show, and what we can expect this season. What I absolutely loved about our conversation — aside from his calm, obviously chill demeanor — was his willingness to “bring me there” with him. I felt like I was really living the life of an “Everest Air” medic.
Throughout our conversation, we talked about the importance of things like sherpa culture (which was, in part, the inspiration for the show), how difficult it really is for medics on the ground, and what he’s learned from this enriching, though humbling, process.
Patrolling Everest’s slopes from basecamp to its balcony, Evans and the Alpine Rescue Service team go higher and further than any group has gone before to aid climbers in need. With unprecedented access, “Everest Air” captures the mountain’s most fascinating stories, right from the frontlines.
“The mix of incredible beauty, awesome risk and the promise of a life-changing reward make Mount Everest one of the most compelling places on the planet,” said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming, Travel Channel. “‘Everest Air’ offers a unique perspective on what can happen when anyone dares to tackle that imposing mountain.”
Check out my exclusive interview with Jeff Evans below.