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  • Format: Anamorphic, Animated, Box set, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Dubbed, HiFi Sound, Surround Sound, THX, Widescreen, PAL
  • Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Welsh
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Go Entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Nov. 2007
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VVI2EO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,875 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The popular Discovery Channel series follows the exploits of 12 amateur climbers in their attempt to climb the World s highest peak. The film was shot during the second deadliest climbing season on Mt Everest and in an unprecedented move cameras were strapped to the Sherpa s helmets to record nearly every step or misstep. The resulting footage provided viewers with a real sense of what it takes to conquer the world s most formidable peak. Production Facts: A 17-person production team used state-of-the art technology to capture the saga. During the filming, two of the crew members reached the summit and two others entered the 'Death Zone'. Every member of the crew lost a substantial amount of weight. The record loss was soundman Jake Drake-Brockman, who lost 18% of his body weight.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. Roberts on 31 Jan. 2010
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I bought Series Two before this one - why? Who knows! And, although this is a great insight into climbing Everest from the North Ridge, the only problem is that unlike Series Two it really doesn't exploit the use of the climbing characters - the clients, Himex and the Sherpas. It does touch upon them but Series Two is when you really get to know the climbers before the ascent. Series One simply skims the surface but, as the forerunner, the lessons learnt here were simply put right in the next Series.

Still good stuff and certainly worth buying. I would recommend watching this before Series Two but, if you can only buy one, buy Series Two in preference to this one.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By DF McCleland VINE VOICE on 17 Dec. 2007
Having watched many DVDs & read articles by professional climbers & especially their attempts at the ultimate climb, I found this presentation somewhat different. Not all of the "novices" were in fact acolytes as some had considerable climbing experience - amputated limbs - to show for it & none could strictly be classified as the "tourist" climber which has become prevalent on these slopes.

Having said that amongst the 12 would-be summiters there was an eclectic mix from the experienced to the inexperienced.

Tragedy strikes early with death of a Sherpa at the ABC - Advanced Base Camp. This sets the tone of the video that this is not a Sunday afternoon jaunt in the countryside but rather an extremely difficult & possibly fatal trip. This team appears to be extremely well equipped & prepared with even their own medical doctor in attendance.

What becomes very clear is that the key to a successful climb is acclimisation whereby the climbers ascend to a higher level & then return to a lower climb. This sequence is repeated a number of times until the climber's body can accept the altitude.

The final climb is actually a dash to the top before the effects of the altitude take their toll on the climber. This fact is brought home to one in that most deaths occur on the descent when the effects of the altitude begin to take their toll.

The "tour guide" does not himself ascend to the top but rather remains at a lower camp & by means of radio communication instructs the team what to do. This results in some tense moments when a team member refuses to obey an instruction to abort their ascent despite being only a few hundred metres from the top of Everest.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Heavy on 2 Sept. 2009
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This is a must for anyone who wants to visit Everest, with the intention of coming home safe. Russel Brice is the man who organises these trips and his expeditions are incredibly well run. The drama, ego and effect of summit fever portrayed by some of the clients is incredible. They put the lives of the real heroes the Sherpas at risk.

Compelling, stuff and a real insight into the mind of one of the worlds most accomplished mountaineers and Guides.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. C. STANLEY-CLARKE on 18 Jan. 2009
The series was made for the discovery channel with an overly dramatised commentary. The editing is a little tiresome as the cut scenes are so repetitive. On the upside, compared to many everest documentaries that are very concise and confined by one single hour, this series is able to offer a more complete insight in the day to day life in base camp and on the summit attempts.
Seeing a man of Russel Brice's calibre at work is incredible. It's great to have the opportunity to see this.
On the whole the commentary spoils it for me but if overlooked it is quite insightful of the life on Everest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gareth on 25 Nov. 2013
This has the making of a great documentary, how ever it's strung out for 6 45 minute tv programmes and has not been re-edited for DVD.
Some what sensational with over excited repetitive commentary, dreadful sound track and so forth.
However it's still worth a look as an insight into how Russell Brice's team works. Plus the clients are quite a varied mix, including the amazingly gritty and determined double amputee Mark Inglis.
Should be cut to make a top notch 90 minute docu, but as it is for those interested in the subject it's still worth a watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael Towers on 20 July 2009
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This was a fantastic dvd.The case opens out to reveal all the disc and looks great.This takes you from base camp to summit showing all the dangers that the climbers go threw to summit everest,you follow a group of climbers each telling there story of why they risk death climbing everest.There is some bits you may find uneasy to watch but its what real life climbers have to deal with on everest.if your into this kind of thing then you will love it,even if your not its still a cracking dvd to watch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joao Pedro O. Marque on 18 Mar. 2009
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Greattttt Series for those who love adventure and adrenaline. I totally advise you to purchase this item, you will not regret.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Robinson on 16 Jan. 2010
Gives real indepth knowledge of the base camp and advanced base camp on Everest. Compelling series and brilliant photography make this a DVD not to be missed. Much better than the Imax one filmed the same year but on the North side of the Mountain.
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