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May 29, 2019

On the 24th May 2007, at 8.25am, in minus 35°C, Dr. Roger McMorrow reached the summit of Mount Everest the world’s highest mountain from the South side.

In this episode we find out what it’s like to stand on top of the world, the difficulty in getting back down, find out what is the ‘death zone’, the very real possibility of dying, controlling fear, the psychology of mountain climbing, bodies on the path, how to cross a 50 meter-deep crevasse, setting up the world's highest medical laboratory on Everest's South Col, how long it takes to climb Everest, Sherpas, the Himalayas, Nepal, believing in yourself, self-belief versus self-confidence, how travel can challenge and change lives and much much more.