“Because it’s there” is the reason why many men and women who risked death to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. NOVA follows a scientific investigation of high altitude physiology in Everest: The Death Zone, which examines the biological and psychological changes experienced by a group of climbers during their ascent. Jodie Foster’s narration accompanies the team and photographers capture the stark beauty NOVA, oblivious to the mountain, the drama reaches a crescendo on the descent, as becomes clear if a sick climber will.
Well worth seeing for anyone interested in mountain climbing or the limits of human endurance, Everest: The Death Zone is both preventive and inspiring. Get ready for a trip (literally) to Mount impressive. Everest, from Base Camp to 17. 600 feet, through the cooling zone, the death of bodies scattered at the top of the Earth at five miles and a half above the sea level. For those brave souls who survive the terrible climb to the top of the world is a transforming experience.