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Climb Five of the World's Great Peaks with NOVA. Everest: The Death Zone: Get ready for a breathtaking trek up Mt. Everest, from Base Camp through the chilling, corpse-strewn Death Zone; to the very pinnacle of the Earth, five and a half miles above sea level. Join the expedition as scientists follow a team of hikers to measure the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood and brain. Volcano Above the Clouds: At 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africas highest peak and also the worlds tallest volcano. Although classified as dormant, Kilimanjaro has begun to stir, and evidence suggests that a massive landslide could rip open the side of the mountain. Follow the expedition to investigate the mystery and unique beauty of this island in the sky. Deadly Ascent: The highest mountains on Earth have always lured adventurers to their peaks, where climbers push the limits of survival. On Mt. McKinley, a team of researchers, doctors, and mountaineering experts investigate a strange and confounding sickness brought on by severe cold and high altitude. Descent Into the Ice: Mont Blanc, western Europes highest peak, rises majestically in the Alps. But deep inside its massive glaciers lurks a hidden danger: killer lakes with the potential to burst free. Scientists dive into the eerie inner world of glacial cracks, crevasses, ice shafts, water wells, and tunnels, searching for the dangerous hidden lakes. Mountain of Ice: In this high-altitude adventure, author Jon Krakauer and world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker lead an expedition to the top of Antarcticas tallest peak, Vinson Massif. Along the way, their experiences are contrasted with those of Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen and British explorer Robert Falcon Scott who in 1911 raced to be the first to reach the South Pole. WG41279
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Product details

  • DVD video
  • 137 x 190 x 18mm | 386g
  • United States
  • English
  • 159375633X
  • 9781593756338