Picks and Pans Review: Everest North Wall

updated 05/09/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/09/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (8-9 p.m. ET)

Robert Redford narrates this excellent documentary about an unsuccessful American 1982 Mount Everest expedition that ended in tragedy: the death of the group's lone woman, Marty Hoey, in a fall near the summit. Several members of the diverse group are profiled, while Steve Marts' fine camera work captures the mountain in all its menace and grandeur.

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