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Mount everest

  1. 1. Mount Everest
  2. 2. • What would be the greatest challenge in mountain climbing?
  3. 3. When was Everest first summited and by whom?• The official record states that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to summit the mountain in 1953.
  4. 4. • Some people believe that George Mallory made it to the top in 1924. He died on the mountain and his body was recently discovered.
  5. 5. Why would anyone want to scale Mount Everest?
  6. 6. Why would anyone want to scale Mount Everest? – Personal satisfaction – Prestige
  7. 7. Why would anyone want to scale Mount Everest? – Personal satisfaction – Prestige• Do they think climbing Everest holds as much prestige today as it did in the first half of the 20th century? Why or why not?
  8. 8. Is Everest an option to everyone?Yes it is!• Trip costs over US $60, 000• Very good shape• Mountain carries a lot of risks  Weather  Oxygen  Judgment  Falls and Avalanches
  9. 9. Highly experienced climbers areattempting increasingly unprecedented feats on the mountain. • Ed Viesturs – Without supplemental oxygen • Davo Karnicar – Skied from summit to base camp • Tom Whittaker – One leg amputated • Erik Weihenmayer - Blind
  10. 10. How might climbers have gotten there in the daysbefore commercial air travel?
  11. 11. What are some of theenvironmental impacts that may have occurred since people started travelling to Nepal?
  12. 12. Base Camp (5364m) Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  13. 13. Oxygen bottles waiting for removal – Everest Base Camp Trash lying around Everest Base Camp
  14. 14. http://youtu.be/kTRyqlj1rIQ

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