Everest: Beyond the Limit

Season 3 Episode 1

First Summit

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 27, 2009 on Discovery Channel



  • Notes

    • This season the opening narration calls the South face the "most dangerous route." While this may be true for geological and population reasons, Bryce's preferred North face route is the more technically challenging route because of the rock climbing involved at the higher altitudes, and from a purely mountaineering aspect has the bigger bragging rights. The south's comparatively easy route, with the exception of the icefall, have made it a draw for inexperienced climbers, and the income from licenses has caused the government to grant more and more as demand has increased for that side causing enormous and potentially deadly gridlock during the season.