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Everest—The Death Zone

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. Ask students what they know about the potential dangers and physiological challenges of mountain climbing. What conditions (such as terrain, temperature, air pressure, oxygen level, and weather) might climbers face? What types of stresses might climbers' bodies encounter in response to these conditions? As they watch, have students look for the dangers and physiological challenges encountered by the NOVA team.

After Watching

  1. Review the dangers faced by the climbers. Which ones seemed most life-threatening?

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