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Mountain of Ice


Mountain of Ice

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Item Number:
WG36759
Price:
$19.95
Format:
DVD
Length:
56 min.
Copyright:
2003
Closed Caption:
Yes
Producer:
WGBH Boston Video
Grade Level:
7 - 12
Summary:
Join an extreme expedition to the top of Antarctica's highest peak- Vinson Massif. In this high-altitude adventure, Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, and their team of climbers, scientists, and filmmakers take a trailblazing expedition to the top of Antarctica's tallest peak, Vinson Massif. Along the way, their experiences are contrasted with those of Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen and British explorer Robert Falcon Scott who in 1911 raced to be first to reach the South Pole.

Krakauer's insightful narration takes you to the driest and coldest continent on earth where the team embarks on an extreme mission to not only to summit Vinson by traversing the unclimbed east face, but also to determine its exact height and to take snow measurements that will help scientists study weather patterns.

Join NOVA and battle 60-mile-an-hour winds and temperatures as low as 35 degrees below zero. Learn about the horrible fate that befell Scott and his team after reaching the South Pole one month after Amundsen. See spectacular panoramic footage that captures a rugged but beautiful place as far away from civilization as you can get and still be on earth. And experience the tension of a team pushed to its limits.




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