The Death Zone

DVD - 1999
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In the wake of the 1996 disaster that took eight climbers in a single day, scientists follow a team of hikers to measure, for the first time ever, the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood, and brain.
Published: Boston, Mass. : WGBH Boston Video, c1999.
ISBN: 9781578071975
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.522 EVE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Another classic episode of Nova, filmed in the wake of a deadly storm on Everest that claimed the lives of numerous climbers. This team is part of an effort to understand the neurological effects of prolonged exposure to low-oxygen conditions such as are experienced at high altitude. (Hint: They're not good.) This is a very realisic look at what climbers go through, and what effects these have on their bodies and minds. The scenery is beautiful, yes, but the ugly reality is also exposed: Human activity has really left its mark, with litter-strewn fields, bodies literally lining the trails, and worse. Some will watch this and wonder why anyone would want to go there, and others will watch this and want nothing more than to go there now! What will your reaction be?

BookReviewer2015 Aug 19, 2014

Stunning documentary!

A must see before considering climbing Everest!


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