Everest '96: Present Day - going down memory lane

A collection of notes and tapes from Patrick Conroy's time, covering South Africa's first Everest expedition in 1996. Photo: Patrick Conroy

JOHANNESBURG - Patrick Conroy speaks to Talk Radio 702's John Robbie about the challenges he faced while covering South Africa's first ever Everest expedition. 

Robbie and several other talk show hosts, including Dan Moyane and Jeremy Maggs played a big role in Conroy's efforts to tell the Everest story. 

Conroy says he found himself getting very close to the team and was challenged by his need to be an independent journalist and a member of the team.

"If you're going to live on the Khumbu Glacier with a group of individuals, you can't be at arms length from them. You're going to bond or you're going to break."

Listen below to find out more about his trip.



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