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Discovery's Mt. Everest jump stunt canceled after avalanche disaster
Discovery's Mt. Everest jump stunt canceled after avalanche disaster

The massive avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 16 Nepalese mountain guides has caused Discovery to have second thoughts about its planned stunt in which jumper Joby Ogwyn was to leap off the mountain in a specially made wing suit. In a statement released Sunday, the cable channel said, "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt. Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community." The original plan had been to air the jump as a live broadcast May 11, hoping to re-create the media and ratings success of tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's high...

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