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Everest: Doctors in the Death Zone 2007

  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • 2007-09-23T01:00:00+01:00
  • 60 mins
  • 1 hour, 0 mins
  • Documentary

A team of doctors conducts potentially life-saving experiments in Horizon's 'death zone'

This two-part special follows a team of doctors conducting a series of groundbreaking experiments as they climb Everest, the world's highest peak.

From their laboratory tents, pitched in -25°C conditions, the experts use their own bodies for medical tests. They push themselves to the limit to better understand the human body's behaviour in a low-oxygen environment.

The team hopes their work will lead to new, life-saving treatments for intensive care patients suffering from hypoxia, a shortage of oxygen in the body.

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