Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this intense documentary series includes some potentially upsetting shots of hands and feet blackened by frostbite and climbers suffering the effects of altitude sickness. In one scene, a man vomits and has difficulty breathing because of life-threatening cerebral edema (swelling of the brain). Much of the commentary by both the narrator and the climbers centers on the health risks the climbers face (like a body eating its own flesh to survive an oxygen shortage) and the real possibility that they could die on the mountain. But on the upside, the show celebrates overcoming adversity to meet goals, which is best personified by double amputee Mark Inglis' attempts to make history by reaching the summit.
Some scenes include graphic shots of frostbite or effects of altitude sickness (vomiting, disorientation, severe shortness of breath).
Infrequent uses of "damn." Anything stronger is edited out.
The show exemplifies persistence, personal determination, and overcoming adversity.
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