Everest: Beyond the Limit

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  • 2006
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.3  (1,010)

Everest: Beyond the Limit, which aired on the Discovery Channel from 2006 to 2009, followed a group of climbers as they attempted to summit Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth. Led by veteran mountain guide Russell Brice, the climbers faced extreme weather conditions, treacherous terrain, and the ever-present risk of altitude sickness and hypothermia as they pushed themselves to their physical and mental limits in pursuit of their goal.

One of the most notable members of the climbing team was Mark Inglis, a double amputee who lost his legs to frostbite during a previous Everest expedition. Inglis's determination and resilience inspired his fellow climbers and viewers around the world as he scaled the mountain using specialized prosthetic legs.

Other members of the team included Fred Ziel, a seasoned climber from Canada; Jason Willinger and Brett Merrell, two Americans with a passion for mountaineering; Tim Medvetz, a former outlaw biker who turned his life around through climbing; Maxime Chaya, the first Lebanese person to climb Everest; Phurba Tashi, a Sherpa and experienced mountaineer; Darius Vaiciulis, a Lithuanian climber; Bill Crouse, a firefighter from Texas; Mogens Jensen, a Danish adventurer; and Monica Piris Chavarri, a Spanish climber.

Throughout the show's three seasons, viewers witnessed the physical and emotional toll of climbing Everest, from grueling training sessions to moments of triumph and defeat on the mountain itself. The climbers faced a multitude of challenges, from technical problems with their equipment to unexpected setbacks like avalanches and health issues.

Despite the dangers and difficulties, the climbers persisted in their quest to reach the summit. As they ascended higher and higher, the air grew thinner and the temperatures colder, pushing them to their limits. Along the way, they forged strong bonds with one another, relying on each other for support and encouragement as they faced one of the greatest challenges on the planet.

One of the most suspenseful moments of the show's run occurred in season two, when the climbers were caught in a dangerous icefall that threatened to sweep them away. Quick thinking and expert mountaineering skills saved the team from disaster, but the close call highlighted just how precarious their situation was.

In addition to the climbers themselves, the show also focused on the Sherpas who play a critical role in guiding and supporting climbers on Everest. Viewers got a glimpse into the Sherpas' way of life, their spiritual practices, and their own experiences climbing the mountain.

Overall, Everest: Beyond the Limit was a thrilling and inspiring portrayal of the human spirit in the face of extreme adversity. Viewers were left on the edge of their seats as they watched the climbers push themselves to their physical and mental limits, never knowing whether they would make it to the top or be forced to turn back. With stunning scenery, heart-stopping moments of danger, and a cast of unforgettable characters, the show captured the essence of what makes climbing Everest such an incredible achievement.

Everest: Beyond the Limit is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on November 14, 2006.

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One Last Breath
5. One Last Breath
December 30, 2009
Brice's weakest climbers are left as a storm threatens and he gambles to allow them the summit attempt, hoping they can make it back before the worst storm of the season.
Death Zone Gridlock
4. Death Zone Gridlock
December 30, 2009
The annual traffic jam on the Hillary Step is more populated than usual, and that in addition to some equipment failure causes Bryce to lose track of one of his climbers and a guide for more than two hours on summit day. Meanwhile, the rest of the team try to avoid the jam with varying success and Bryce explores ways to acclimatize without entering the Khumbu Icefall.
Deadly Countdown
3. Deadly Countdown
December 27, 2009
Dawes Eddy and Scott Parazynski push for the summit and history as an astronaut bids for the world's highest elevation and the other attempts to become the oldest person to summit.
Impossible Dream
2. Impossible Dream
December 27, 2009
John Golden defies a storm front and his new knee in his attempt at the summit.
First Summit
1. First Summit
December 27, 2009
Rejean Audet and David Tait face personal challenges as they attempt to summit and an avalanche threatens another team of climbers.
Where to Watch Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Everest: Beyond the Limit on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Discovery.
  • Premiere Date
    November 14, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (1,010)