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The survivors of Mt Everest's worst 36 hour tragedy (1996) | 60 Minutes Australia
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On the roof of the world, groups of exultant mountain climbers congratulated each other on completing the ultimate adventure. They had scaled Mt Everest --- all 8848 metres of it. But their celebrations were premature. The weather was closing in. With 30 climbers on, or descending from the summit, a blizzard hit. In the next 36 hours, eight climbers would die in Everest's worst tragedy. But not before extraordinary heroics and terrible suffering. For the first time on television, two Australian survivors tell the dramatic story of death and courage on Everest. And from America, a third survivor, Beck Weathers, tells of his ordeal and the frostbite that could mean both his hands being amputated

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For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Allison Langdon, Tara Brown, Charles Wooley, Liam Bartlett and Tom Steinfort look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.

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