Everest: Beyond the Limit

2006 TV-PG 1 season

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Everest: Beyond the Limit

2006 TV-PG 1 season
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This documentary project follows a series of expeditions led by mountaineer Russell Brice up the world's highest peak. Extraordinary feats of perseverance are captured, including the dogged conquest of Everest by a double amputee.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 2 (2007) - 2 discs

A second group of adventurers is assembled to take on the world's tallest mountain under the leadership of expert climbing guide Russell Brice. Each episode features candid footage of team members as they push themselves to the limit.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
  • Phurba Tashi Sherpa
  • Jason Willinger
  • Tim Medvetz
  • Brett Merrell
  • Mark Inglis
  • Max Chaya
  • Mogens Jensen
  • Russell Brice
  • Terry O'Connor
  • Bill Crouse
  • Mark Woodward
  • Rod Baber
  • Darius Vaiciulis
  • Fred Ziel
  • Monica Piris Chavarri
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Reviews

age 10+

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.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Some scenes include graphic shots of frostbite or effects of altitude sickness (vomiting, disorientation, severe shortness of breath).

Language

Infrequent uses of "damn." Anything stronger is edited out.

Social Behavior

The show exemplifies persistence, personal determination, and overcoming adversity.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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