Savage Mountains; Thunder on the Mountain; Landslide; The Last Ascent
First Aired: September 2, 2000
Adventurer Heidi Howkins attempts to ascend Mount Everest and K2. Also: travel to Colorado, Utah and Alaska to learn the dangers of avalanches; efforts to minimalize landslides along California's coastal highways; and remembering Alex Lowe and cameraman David Bridges, who died in an avalanche while ascending Tibet's Himalaya.
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: An Emmy-winning, richly photographed and reported exploration of the world's natural wonders, produced by the National Geographic Society. In June 2003, it took the title `National Geographic Ultimate Explorer,' adding culture and politics to the mix. In J… (more)