At 8848m above sea level, the summit of Mt Everest lies in the death zone - a hostile area that's so high up, there is barely enough oxygen to stay alive. In this two-part documentary series, we go on a journey with 60 doctors and scientists who are attempting to re-write our understanding of the human body. The doctors and scientists will experiment on themselves as they attempt to climb to the summit, turning Everest into the highest laboratory on earth.
With only weeks until the team is due to leave for the race across Antarctica to the South Pole, Ben Fogle is ill in hospital being treated for a flesh-eating disease. His future in the race is highly uncertain. His team-mates, James Cracknell and Dr Ed Coats, can only keep up with their training. Finally, they arrive in Antarctica, along with five other race teams, and head off into the desolate icy wilderness for a 10-day acclimatisation trek.
After days of Antarctic blizzards, the weather finally clears and adventurer Ben Fogle, Olympian James Cracknell and doctor Ed Coates, along with the other five teams taking part in the Amundsen South Pole Race, can make it to the start line. The race starts with all six teams facing over 750km of Antarctic wilderness ahead of them.
Accessible, celebrity-fronted doco takes a light and uplifting lens to Peruvian ocular health, following Cindy Crawford as she accompanies US charity organisation Orbis on a trip to Peru to perform life-changing eye surgeries for locals with no other access to the health care they need. Beautiful photography and editing also makes for a satisfying armchair tour of Peruvian culture.