Humans are not meant to survive above 8,000 metres (26,246 feet). Yet people have managed to climb to the highest point on Earth. Melanie explains how it feels to climb Everest and the science behind it.
Melanie went to the Himalayas to climb Putha Hiunchuli, the highest peak she had ever attempted. As part of this trip she developed educational resources on the science behind some of the things you might want to think about if you’re venturing into the mountains.