Horizon

Season 28 Episode 12

Measuring the Roof of the World

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 25, 1991 on BBC Two
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Measuring the Roof of the World
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Horizon examines the problems and cartography involved in mapping mountains such as Mount Everest. They follow the history of of mapping from those surveys conducted by mountaineering expeditions and early explorers, to modern mapping techniques using planes and satellites. Horizon also considers the startling news that K2 may actually be the world's tallest mountain according to recent satellite calculations.moreless
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