Everest: Beyond the Limit

Season 2 Episode 5

Long Way Down

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 27, 2007 on Discovery Channel
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Tim is lagging behind again, and Russell threatens to kick him off the team. Team One sets off for the summit. David finishes the first traverse, but will he go for the second?

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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)

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • David and Phurba pass the South Col, which is the most dangerous stretch on Mt Everest, and the location of the highest single day death toll on the mountain. In 1996, eight people lost their lives in one day. This inspired the Jon Krakauer book "Into Thin Air", which Tim read while in the hospital after his accident, and made him decide to climb Everest.

      • South Side Elevations:

        *Hillary Step - 28,850 ft (8,793.5 m)
        *South Summit - 28,700 ft (8,748 m)
        *Balcony - 27,500 ft (8,382 m)
        *South Col Camp 4 - 26,000 ft (7,925 m)
        *South Camp 3 - 24,300 ft (7,407 m)
        *South Camp 2 - 21,300 ft (6,492 m)

        North ABC is at the same elevation as South Camp 2.

    • QUOTES (1)

    • NOTES (2)

      • While ascending the literally knife-edged ridge on the South Side of Mt Everest, David had the snow crumble beneath his feet and hung from his pickaxe over a five mile drop, but was able to pull himself up. This was a large factor in his decision not to attempt the double traverse.

      • Also Featured:

        Mark "Woody" Woodward - Summit Guide.
        Dean Staples - Summit Guide.
        Kenton Cool - South Side Expedition Leader.

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