Sunday, May 24, 2009

PBS Nova - Deadly Ascent

Alaska s Mount McKinley commonly referred to as Denali is the highest and coldest peak in North America and one of the deadliest mountains on earth. Each year more than 1000 people attempt to summit it; many never to return alive. While some climbers die in accidents sliding off of icy cliffs crushing bones against rocks falling into hidden crevices or losing their way and succumbing to the cold others often in top physical condition die from a strange disease that strikes at extreme altitudes. Now as a new season dawns on the mountain a team of doctors rescuers world-class mountaineers military special forces and an astronaut return to save lives and using themselves as subjects decipher the deaths on Denali.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great collection - Thank you

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