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Mount Roshmore: Episode 3: My Epic Adventure

An acclimatisation climb in the lower Himalayas quickly becomes Rosh's first ascent.

At around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, oxygen levels begin to plummet. The human body takes time to adapt itself to absorb oxygen into the bloodstream at these levels. The process is called acclimatisation. Rosh gets his first real taste of what mountaineering is all about on the acclimatisation walk to the summit of the team's parameter hill. As the team explains the basics of mountain climbing to him, the walk turns out to be a great success for some, and a disaster for others.

My Epic Adventure is an 8-part webseries that follows the journey of a sheltered young urban lad and host of the series Rosh across the peaks of Himalayas. Accompanying him are seasoned and disciplined mountaineers Divyesh Muni, his wife Vineeta and their team. Rajesh Gadgil is a fellow climber who has been scaling mountains with Divyesh & Vineeta for 27 years. Joining them is Dinesh Koday, a cancer survivor, recently recovering from knee ligament surgery. The final member of the expedition is Ratnesh, a prolific climber making his comeback to mountaineering after 10 years. Together with a crew of dedicated sherpas and some sturdy steeds, they will explore the route to the eastern Karakoram mountain range, and attempt to scale the virgin peaks Shahi Kangri (6934 mts) and Nya Kangri (6530 mts).