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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Learn About Mount Everest

Tonight on Discovery the third season of Everest: Beyond the Limit begins. The series chronicles the efforts of amateur mountain climbers attempting to climb Mount Everest. The climbers are accompanied by professional guides and Sherpas. The entire climb is coordinated by Russell Brice.

To accompany Everest: Beyond the Limit, Discovery has developed a number of interesting and educational web resources. On the Everest: Beyond the Limit website you will find interactive Sherpa-cams, puzzles, games, and climbers' blogs. The Sherpa-cams give you perspective of what a climber sees has he or she ascends Mount Everest.

Applications for Education
Everest: Beyond the Limit could be a good way for students to learn about the effects of oxygen deprivation on the body. The videos and games could be useful for students to learn about survival in extreme environments. Finally, you never know when a series like Everest: Beyond the Limit might inspire a student who doesn't enjoy typical sporting activities to become physically active.

While Everest: Beyond the Limit shows what it is like to climb Mount Everest today, this book, Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everestis one of the best about climbing Mount Everest before it became possible for amateurs to buy their way onto an expedition.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Farther Than the Eye Can See
360 Degree View From the Peak of Mount Everest
Climbing Kilimanjaro

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