Everest Rescue

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  • TV-14
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (76)

Everest Rescue is a captivating docu-series that follows the brave and skilled helicopter pilots who work tirelessly to save lives on the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest. The show premiered on Discovery Channel in 2017 and quickly gained popularity among adventure enthusiasts and casual viewers alike. The show features stunning cinematography, heart-pumping action sequences, and gripping real-life stories that showcase the dangers and challenges of climbing Everest.

The series is anchored by three helicopter rescue pilots – Shaun Dooley, Jason Laing, and Ryan Skorecki – who work for various aviation companies that provide air support to the climbers and trekkers on Everest. These pilots are highly experienced and trained to operate in the extreme altitude and harsh weather conditions of the mountain. They are stationed at the Everest Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 17,593 feet, and are on call 24/7 to respond to emergency situations.

The show is structured around the various rescue missions that the pilots undertake throughout the climbing season. Each episode focuses on a specific incident or a group of rescues that are happening simultaneously. The rescues can range from minor altitude sickness to life-threatening injuries and illnesses, and the pilots have to make split-second decisions on how to save the victims and get them to the nearest hospital.

One of the unique aspects of the show is the behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the helicopter companies and the coordination between the pilots, climbers, and medical teams. The pilots have to work closely with the climbers and guides to assess the situation and decide on the best course of action. The medical teams, who are also stationed at the Everest Base Camp, provide on-site treatment to the victims before they are airlifted to hospitals in Kathmandu or elsewhere.

The show also explores the personal lives and motivations of the pilots, who have dedicated their careers to rescuing people in the mountains. Shaun, who is the chief pilot for one of the companies, talks about how he feels a sense of responsibility to the climbers and their families, and how every rescue mission is a chance to make a difference in someone's life. Jason, who is an ex-military pilot, talks about how he loves the thrill of flying in the mountains and the challenge of operating at such high altitudes. Ryan, who is the youngest pilot on the team, talks about how he feels privileged to be able to work in such a unique and beautiful environment.

Among the most memorable missions in the show is the rescue of a climber who was struck by an avalanche and suffered multiple fractures to his legs. The pilots had to navigate their way through thick fog and strong winds to reach the injured climber, who was stranded at over 24,000 feet. The rescue involved a complex series of maneuvers, including hovering the helicopter in mid-air, winching the climber into the chopper, and flying him to the hospital. The breathtaking visuals and the tension-filled moments make for a truly unforgettable episode.

Another notable rescue features a group of trekkers who got lost in a snowstorm and were stranded in the wilderness for several days. The pilots had to conduct a search-and-rescue operation, using infrared cameras to locate the hikers who were buried under several feet of snow. The pilots were able to find the trekkers just in time and airlifted them to safety.

Overall, Everest Rescue is a thrilling and insightful look into the world of mountain rescue and the people who risk their lives every day to save others. The show does an excellent job of celebrating the heroism and bravery of the pilots while also highlighting the dangers and risks of climbing Everest. The breathtaking visuals, the heart-pumping action, and the emotional stories make this show a must-watch for anyone who loves adventure and human drama.

Everest Rescue is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on January 8, 2017.

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Do or Die
6. Do or Die
February 2, 2017
Final days of the season. With a doctor onboard, Ryan struggles to locate a woman suffering severe abdominal pains. Pushing the helicopter to its maximum, Jason struggles to reach a collapsed climber in the Death Zone.
Life on the Line
5. Life on the Line
February 2, 2017
Jason and Siddartha attempt a mission to prevent deaths along the treacherous Ice Fall, the most danger mile on Earth. Ryan battles violent wind to rescue a climber from base camp. Lorenz has just minutes to save a local man with a head injury.
Summit Fever
4. Summit Fever
January 29, 2017
Ryan encounters an uninvited climber attempting to hitch a ride at 17,500 feet; Jason undertakes his highest ever rescue; Lorenz finds out some discouraging realities of flying in the Himalayas.
Flying Blind
3. Flying Blind
January 22, 2017
Monsoon season carries new hazards; Ryan fights the elements while hurrying back to Lukla with ill climbers; Andy is thrown into a deadly blackout while flying to save a climber with a life threatening head-injury.
Top of the World
2. Top of the World
January 15, 2017
With a hurt climber trapped in the death zone, veteran flyer Jason gets his helicopter ready for the world's highest landing area; new pilot Ryan seeks nine climbers stuck in a secluded segment of the Himalayas.
The Death Zone
1. The Death Zone
January 8, 2017
For pilot Jason, saving stranded climbers with no coordinates, dense clouds, and limited fuel, is a daunting duty; an equipment delivery turns into an emergency, when Siddartha and Andy find out a young mom has just had a baby and is bleeding out.
Where to Watch Everest Rescue
Everest Rescue is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Everest Rescue on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 8, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (76)