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A Graduation Celebration to Remember

At 17,500 feet of elevation, two young scientists celebrated the graduation of a lifetime at the top of Mount Everest.  For a few months in 2019, Heather Clifford and Laura Mattas were part of a scientific expedition led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University, and supported in partnership with Rolex that was the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to Mt. Everest in history. The … Continue reading A Graduation Celebration to Remember

Everest Expedition

News from Nat Geo: Everest Expedition Breaks Record

Did you catch the announcement on Thursday? From April to June 2019, an international team of scientists, climbers and storytellers, led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University and supported in partnership with Rolex, conducted a scientific expedition to Mount Everest, believed to be the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history. The multidisciplinary team installed the two highest weather stations … Continue reading News from Nat Geo: Everest Expedition Breaks Record

How Tall is Mount Everest?

GEOGRAPHY Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, but precisely how tall is it? The question is not so simple. (New York Times) Use this gorgeous map to zoom in on the 29,035ish-foot peak. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Click to zoom in on Mount Everest. Map by National Geographic Discussion Ideas How tall … Continue reading How Tall is Mount Everest?

Is Everest’s Climbing Season Finished?

WORLD The climbing season on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest may be over, according to those on the scene. On Friday, 16 Nepali mountaineers were killed in the the single deadliest accident on the mountain. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to learn more about Mount Everest and the dangers of avalanches. Discussion Ideas Watch our video, “Avalanches 101,” above. It describes two types … Continue reading Is Everest’s Climbing Season Finished?

#tbt: Experiencing the Thrill of Everest from the Safety of the Classroom

We’re kickin’ it old school to celebrate #tbt (throwback Thursday) and diggin’ into the blog archives to dig out this gem of a post in honor of Mt. Everest, whose summit was initially reached on May 29th, 1953, by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay. We hope that you’ll forgive the fact that a better #tbt would have been if the 29th were today! To … Continue reading #tbt: Experiencing the Thrill of Everest from the Safety of the Classroom