The Himalayas

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To shoot the stunning Himalayas—the world's highest mountain range—the crew had to film at extreme altitudes.

As they were shooting at 29,000 feet, summit-level with Mount Everest, Vanessa says they suddenly faced a deadly crisis. First, the Nepalese engineer started showing symptoms of oxygen shortage. When the pilot went to share his oxygen with the engineer, he also started experiencing oxygen shortage. Both of their lives were in serious danger.

"We plummeted through the air and got down to a safe altitude, and everyone was okay," she says. "But I just kind of went from elation of, 'My God, I'm seeing Everest at summit level,' to thinking we almost lost two people's lives. It was pretty stressful."
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FROM: Oprah's Magnificent Obsession
Published on March 30, 2007

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