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Climbers arrive at Everest Base Camp and quickly learn the dangers of the mountain when they hear about a Sherpa's condition. Climbers struggle to push their bodies to acclimate to the extreme altitude four miles above sea level; the climbers are shocked to discover how badly their minds and bodies cope as they move to Advance Base Camp to start their acclimatization climbs.

A cameraman collapses with intense stomach pains and is rushed down the mountain. Back on the North Col, a member of an Indian expedition collapses unconscious with acute mountain sickness. It is up to expedition physician, Terry, to lead a full-scale rescue mission.

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Description

Climbers arrive at Everest Base Camp and quickly learn the dangers of the mountain when they hear about a Sherpa's condition. Climbers struggle to push their bodies to acclimate to the extreme altitude four miles above sea level; the climbers are shocked to discover how badly their minds and bodies cope as they move to Advance Base Camp to start their acclimatization climbs.

A cameraman collapses with intense stomach pains and is rushed down the mountain. Back on the North Col, a member of an Indian expedition collapses unconscious with acute mountain sickness. It is up to expedition physician, Terry, to lead a full-scale rescue mission.

© 2006 Discovery Communications Inc.

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