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Legends of the Hidden Temple
"The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary"
Season 1, Episode 27
Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Airdate: December 11, 1993
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"The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary" is the 27th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

One player of each team swam a rope over to the other side. Once out of the water, he had to tie the rope off on a pole that held a second tied rope higher up; both connected to the other side. Once tied, the second player had to use the two ropes and maneuver across the moat. Once he was across, the team could run over and hit the gong.

 
1st Red Jaguars 0:44
2nd Blue Barracudas 0:47
3rd Green Monkeys 0:52
4th Silver Snakes 1:09

Steps of Knowledge

The first two men to climb Mount Everest and stand at the top of the tallest mountain in the world were Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay. One day as they were climbing, a block of ice the size of a house broke loose and slid toward them moving faster and faster down the slope. They stared at it, horrified and hardly breathing. Even if they could move quickly in their padded oxygen suits, there was no place to go. The ice was just yards away, when it suddenly plunged into a deep crevasse and disappeared without a sound. Hillary and Tenzing looked at each other. Tenzing shrugged, and they moved on. Days later, they reached the summit, and planted the flags of Britain and Nepal. Hillary was knighted by Queen of England, and legend has it, he gave his medal of knighting to Tenzing as a souvenir, and it ended up in the temple.

 
Red Jaguars Blue Barracudas Green Monkeys Silver Snakes
1st - Correct
2nd - Correct 1st - Incorrect
1st - Correct
1st - Incorrect 2nd - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Correct

Temple Games

No Rest on Everest (Mountain)

Sir Edmund Hillary climbed to the top of Mount Everest with crampons, ice axes, and special suits and oxygen tanks. Shelley and Tara however get pegs. Before the girls was a pretend Mount Everest, and all they had to do is grab a flag, climb to the top of the mountain by sticking the pegs in the holes, and then pull themselves up. They had to put their feet in the foot-holes, and move the pegs up and start again. When they reached the top, they then had to plant the flag and head back down the mountain. The first player to plant the flag and climb back down the mountain or the player furthest along in 60 seconds won. Tara nearly touched the floor before 60 seconds was up, awarding her a half pendant of life.

Camping Bag Rescue (Peanut Shaft)

The crew placed each players in a crevasse with three bags of camping gear. When Kirk gave the signal, Adam and Danny each had to grab a bag, climb to the top, and throw it out the top of the crevasse. Then, they will repeat the process until all three bags are out or 60 seconds is up. Danny brought out all three camping bags with 22 seconds left, awarding him a half pendant of life.

Melting Glacier (Faucet Ramp)

When the glacier on Mount Everest starts to melt, there is no way to stop it. Fortunately, there is a way on the hidden temple's glacier. When Kirk gave the signal, each team climb up the ramp on their knees, and turn off the faucet, and then slide back down. Then they will touch their partner and they will repeat the process. The first team to shut off all three of their glacier faucets or the team with the most faucets shut off in 60 seconds won. The Silver Snakes shut off all three of their faucets with 14 seconds left sending them to Olmec's Temple with two full pendants.

 
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Lost Lost Lost 0 Pendants
Silver Snakes Won Won Won 2 Pendants

Temple Run

This run featured a rather unusual layout. The team raced through the temple pretty quickly, and even got to the artifact nine rooms away (from their original path)--quite an accomplishment. Once Tara completed the Shrine of the Silver Monkey objective, the door leading to the Room of the Three Torches didn’t open, so she was forced to take a different path. She chose the Well and grabbed the medal with about twenty seconds left. Unfortunately, Tara did not take an efficient way out of the temple. When she entered the Observatory, she chose to go down the central shaft instead going across the bridge. This resulted in a loss and would have been a win if Tara had just simply went across the bridge.

Summary

 
Winning Team Silver Snakes
Contestants Danny & Tara
Result Failed Escape
Pendants of Life 2
Artifact Location The Room of Three Torches
Temple Guard Locations

The Room of the Three Gargoyles

The Heart Room

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

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Legends of the Hidden Temple Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary

Notes

  • This episode features the most recent legend of the show's history (about the first ascent of Mount Everest, which happened on May 29, 1953).
    • Also, Edmund Hillary was born on July 20, 1919 and passed away on January 11, 2008. His guide Tenzing Norgay was born on May 29, 1914 (Norgay and Hillary ascended Mount Everest on Norgay's 39th birthday) and passed away on May 9, 1986.
  • After the Temple Guard appears in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, the Temple Guard door doesn't close, so the guard sneaks off to his left.
  • This was the first episode where a contestant fails to escape with the artifact in time.
  • Goof: As Danny entered the Room of the Three Gargoyles, the colors were inverted.

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