Mountain: Life at the Extreme

The Himalayas take their turn in the spotlight tonight as this marvellous series on the world's greatest peaks continues

The Himalayas take their turn in the spotlight tonight as this marvellous series on the world’s greatest peaks continues.

Mount Everest is obviously a focal point and the story of Nepalese runner Mira Rai, who takes part in a super-tough marathon on the world’s highest mountain, is truly remarkable.

But it’s the incredible wildlife that really captivates, from snow leopards to marmots and even a Himalayan jumping spider.

Our favourite creature, though, is the young Yunnan snub-nosed monkey who sadly has a face that not even a mother can love, proved by her chucking him out of his home.

Can the poor rejected youngster ingratiate himself with a gang of bigger, and quite frankly rather thuggish, males in order to survive?

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