Extreme Rescue: Alaska, the High Altitude Rescue Rangers

Around the world men and women are on alert. When a cry for help is received, they respond and are willing to give their lives so that others may live. From raging summer forest fires to freezing mountain storms and deep into the Arctic ocean’s polar night we bring you a story about rescuers working in the worst conditions our natural world has to offer: the fire, ice and the sea.

For ice we climbed Mt McKinley also known as Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest peak. Every year around a thousand people attempt to scale its 6 200 meter summit. This is the home of the Denali National Park High Altitude Rescue Rangers; they carry out their missions on one of the oldest mountains on earth where summer temperatures can drop to – 50 degrees centigrade

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  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Patly Productions
  • Director: Dominique Pipat, Nick Robinson
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France