Summit season is about to start at Everest Basecamp, and this new series sees doctors working at the highest hospital in the world gear up to deal with a constant stream of life-threatening emergencies. With hundreds of climbers about to enter the death zone, it is only a matter of time before Everest claims its first casualties. Set up by Dr Luanne Freer in 2003, the facilities allow doctors to spend 10 weeks every spring treating climbers who have been injured or become unwell in the thin atmosphere. Panorama follows at 8.30pm, and features Shelley Jofre investigating allegations of further shortcomings which might cause embarrassment among British MPs, in light of the parliamentary expenses scandal.