Season 1|Episode 7

Nanga Parbat Mountain of Death

Here's an eagle's eye view of F-16s flying over Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world and one of the deadliest. Two climbers attempting a treacherous winter ascent were trapped there for the past two days. French alpinist Elizabeth Revol was rescued, but her partner Tomek Mackiewicz of Poland, was not saved. The climber was not with Revol, and a friend of Revol’s said in a Facebook post that rescue was “not possible – because of the weather and altitude it would put the life of rescuers in extreme danger.” Shoutout to the Pakistan Army Helicopter pilots who braved insane weather conditions to rescue Revol.
  • Mountain Climbing