A MONTH INTO RECOVERY, A THANKFUL LINCOLN HALL SITS DOWN FOR AN INTIMATE AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NBC'S MATT LAUER �- SUNDAY, JUNE 25 ON "DATELINE NBC"
The Detailed Report Includes Footage from Hall's Climb Up Mount Everest Never Before Seen on American TV and Interviews with Hall's Wife and the American Climber Who Saved His Life
NEW YORK -� June 22, 2006 -� Australian mountain climber Lincoln Hall reached his life-long dream when he reached Mt. Everest's summit last May. However, on his descent down he had the fight of his life when he was presumed dead and left by himself on the frigid mountaintop. Now, one month into recovery, a thankful Hall tells his poignant story of survival and human kindness to NBC's Matt Lauer in an exclusive primetime interview, airing Sunday, June 25 on "Dateline NBC" (7:00-9:00 PM, ET).
The in-depth report includes footage from Hall's fateful climb up Mt. Everest never before seen on American television, and interviews with Hall's wife, Barbara, who was told her husband had died, and with American climber, Dan Mazur. While others passed Hall by, Mazur, who was leading an expedition just in reach of the summit, decided to stop and save Hall's life. Mazur tells Lauer that he never questioned whether or not to help the disoriented and frostbitten Hall, saying, "How could you sleep a good sleep at night thinking that you passed somebody who needed your help? I mean, that's just the way I was raised�"
David Corvo is the executive producer of "Dateline NBC." Photos of Lauer and Hall are available on www.nbcumv.com.