Episode 1 David Tait, a millionaire businessman has already stood on the summit of Everest but he has a dream to go one climb further. He wants to be the first person to make a double traverse of the mountain: summiting from the north or Tibetan side, then descending down to the south or Nepalese side and then, subject to weather conditions, repeating the trip in reverse. If he and his climbing partner Sherpa Phurba Tashi achieve this they will enter the history books. This is the amazing story of their daring attempt at a feat never before achieved.
Episode 2 Rod Baber has made it into the record books by climbing all of the tallest peaks in Europe but he has set his sights on a much bigger challenge: the summit of Everest. Never having climbed above 24,500 feet, the height of Camp 2 on Everest, we follow him as he struggles to acclimatise, as he faces the toughest physical and mental challenges of his life and comes face to face with the horrors of Everest. This is the astonishing story of a once in a lifetime shot at taking on the world's highest mountain.