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Who Can Survive At The Top Of The World? "Everest—The Death Zone" To Air On NOVA

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February 20, 1998
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In the wake of the Mt. Everest disaster that killed eight climbers in a single day in 1996, a NOVA team headed by three-time Everest summiteer and filmmaker David Breashears returns to the mountain to shed new light on the effects of extreme altitude on decision-making. NOVA goes to new heights to learn why rational people can make astonishingly poor, and sometimes fatal, decisions on the world’s highest peak in “Everest—The Death Zone,” airing Tuesday, February 24 at 8pm ET on PBS (check local listings). Narrated by Jodie Foster.

Tuesday, February 24 at 8pm ET on PBS, narrated by Jodie Foster


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NOVA/WGBH. "Who Can Survive At The Top Of The World? "Everest—The Death Zone" To Air On NOVA." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 February 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980220091200.htm>.
NOVA/WGBH. (1998, February 20). Who Can Survive At The Top Of The World? "Everest—The Death Zone" To Air On NOVA. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980220091200.htm
NOVA/WGBH. "Who Can Survive At The Top Of The World? "Everest—The Death Zone" To Air On NOVA." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980220091200.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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