Beyond Human Limits

DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL – Tuesdays from 1 September, 7.30pm

The stories of three adventurous scientists who risked their lives exploring the limits of their bodies. Sometimes, they didn’t survive their own experiments…The human body is a wonderfully complex machine, and confronted by extreme conditions such as hypoxia, cold, and isolation, it triggers strange and primitive survival mechanisms that modern science is only beginning to understand.

Ep1: HYPOXIA: In 1979, Dr. Jaeger tested his resistance to hypoxia, the lack of oxygen, by living two months at an altitude of 6,700 meters – before disappearing a year later on his way to Mount Everest.