As the shockwaves subside following the earthquake in Nepal, National Geographic Channel examines the human cost, shares astonishing stories of survival and looks at what lessons we can learn from the tragedy.
A team of 10 young disabled people test their strength and spirit to the limit with a 400km trek across the snow-capped Andes over four weeks. With a variety of walking difficulties, speech and hearing impairment and manual dexterity problems, they must negotiate the treacherous Napo River, the main tributary of the mighty Amazon, to get across the mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
The challenges of a life-changing 400km journey across the Andes continue for a group of raw and emotionally vulnerable disabled teenagers. The team of 10 is clicking better as a group, but their gruelling journey continues to throw surprises at them every day.
The team of 10 young disabled trekkers, pushing their physical and mental capacities to the limit crossing the Andes, now have to negotiate the Ecuadorian mangrove swamps. As they descend towards the ocean from the Paramo grasslands, where the spectacular views came with biting winds and fierce night time temperatures, they must traverse those swamps that have not been converted into shrimp farms.
From one beast to another, Pablo's Hippos is a satirical look at thirty years of Colombia's bloody and painful history seen from the semi-submerged viewpoint of a hippopotamus! A tale of a ferocious, irresistible, territorial animal, Pablo Escobar, and the depths to which he and his bloat were prepared to plunge for him to become the undisputed Alpha male in the most ruthless business in the world, the cocaine trade.
On January 11, 2007, seasoned adventurer 39-year-old Andrew McAuley set out on his quest to become the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand across 1600km of one of the wildest and loneliest expanses of ocean on Earth: the Southern Ocean stretch of the Tasman Sea below the 40th parallel. Solo is an incredible story of adventure. It is a portrait of a complex man and his attempt to conquer the impossible. It is also a moving tragedy that questions and examines the extreme risk some adventurers are driven to pursue.