Planet Earth: Season 1, Episode 2

Mountains (25 Mar. 2007)

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Mountains are the most prominent products of the immense forces which shape the living planet: tectonic drift, volcanic activity and erosion by wind, water, frost and precipitation. We see ... See full summary »

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Narrator - US Version (voice)
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Mountains are the most prominent products of the immense forces which shape the living planet: tectonic drift, volcanic activity and erosion by wind, water, frost and precipitation. We see how wildlife adapts to the harsh, often extreme conditions in various types of mountain ranges, such as Gelada baboons on a suddenly volcano-pushed Ethiopian peek, pumas in the Andes, grizzly bears in the Rockies, snow leopards in the Himalaya. Written by KGF Vissers

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One cameraman showed signs of hypoxia (lack of oxygen) at 7000 meters above sea level while filming in the Himalaya. The pilot of the airplane instantly decided to fall down 3000 meters in height. The second cameraman didn't realize any of the problems before so he asked, completely surprised, why the pilot ruined his perfect shot. See more »


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Himself - Narrator: Human beings venture into the highest parts of our planet at their peril. Some might think that by climbing a great mountain they have somehow conquered it. But we can only be visitors here. This is a frozen, alien world.
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There's Nowhere To Hide, Even On Top Of Huge Mountains
25 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching this second episode, I couldn't help but think back and shake my head over one basic fact: there is no safe place on earth. It's tough enough being a human, but more scary being an animal, bird or fish. There are predators: everywhere, who strike like a bullet and rip you pieces.

Even high above the earth's surface, way up in the Himalyaya where eagles attack migrating birds or literally on high peaks where you would think no one else could survive, we witness Ibex getting stalked and eaten by the rare and beautiful snow leopards!

Most of all, though, this episode provides us with spectacular mountain scenery with jagged peaks like you can't believe. The formations on some of these mountains are incredible. It's amazing that creatures can live and move around in these jagged remote areas.

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