Everest: Beyond the Limit

Season 2 Episode 7

Breaking Point

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 11, 2007 on Discovery Channel
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Episode Summary

Team One is in the Death Zone preparing to set off for their summit attempt, but an injury may sideline one of the team members risking not only his or her summit hopes, but the injured part.

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Darius Vaiciulis

Darius Vaiciulis

Climber (Lithuania)

Recurring Role

Monica Piris Chavarri

Monica Piris Chavarri

Team Doctor (United Kingdom)

Recurring Role

Rod Baber

Rod Baber

Climber (United Kingdom)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In his excitement upon summiting, Rod forgets that he must wear his goggles to protect his eyes. Unprotected for twenty minutes, he has perhaps eight hours before his eyesight begins to be dangerously impaired. Snow blindness usually takes about 48 hours to heal, but in serious cases, blindness can be permanent.

    • His climb funded by Motorola, Rod makes the first cell phone call from the peak of Mt Everest. He taped the cell phone battery to his chest to keep it from freezing.

    • Russell has a live feed to the Sherpacams rom the Discovery Channel's live feed for the first time during a summit attempt, giving him the opportunity to assess his climbers more clearly than ever before.

    • Tim breaks several bones in his right hand early into his final push for the summit, but doesn't tell Russell of his injury for fear that he'd be told to turn around.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Also Featured:

      Mark "Woody" Woodward - Summit Guide
      Dean Staples - Summit Guide
      Lakpa Sherpa - Tim's Sherpa

    • Team One:

      Fred Ziel - 2 prior summit attempts, both failed.
      Tim Medvetz - 1 prior summit attempt, failed.
      Darius Vaiciulis - 1st attempt.
      Rob Baber - 1st attempt.