The Deadly Logistics of Climbing Everest

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Shared November 27, 2018

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Footage of climbing, Base Camp, oxygen, helicopter and Everest’s summit is taken from Dr Melanie Windridge’s Science of the Summit video series for the Institute of Physics. The full series can be viewed here:
Dr Windridge does not endorse the content of this video.


Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther (
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster

Special thanks to Patreon supporters Alec M Watson, Andrew J Thom, Arkadiy Kulev, Chris Allen, Chris Barker, Connor J Smith, Daddy Donald, Etienne Dechamps, Eyal Matsliah, Hank Green, Harrison Wiener, James Hughes, James McIntosh, John & Becki Johnston, Keith Bopp, Kelly J Knight, Ken Lee, Kyle, KyQuan Phong, Manoj Kasyap Govindaraju, MyNameIsKir, Plinio Correa, Qui Le, Sheldon Zhao, Simen Nerleir, and Tim Robinson

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Select footage courtesy the AP Archive

Footage Attributions (all clips Creative Commons or Copyright free):
Everest peak footage courtesy Tony King
Base Camp and helicopter rescue footage courtesy the Institute of Physics
Sherpa, basecamp kitchen, and khumbu icefall courtesy Ben M Jones
Khumbu icefall fall shot courtesy MixInfo
Everest time-lapse courtesy Amit Haware
Hillary step footage courtesy Qingyu men