Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Follow Along on a Mount Everest Expedition

One of last week's most popular posts was 7 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Mount Everest. A couple of days ago I discovered that National Geographic and North Face are sponsoring a team of climbers who are posting daily pictures, videos, and blog posts from Mount Everest.  Dispatches from the Roof of the World is being led by Conrad Anker who is the climber that found George Mallory's body on Everest in 1999.

For an inspirational look at climbing Mount Everest, it's hard to beat Farther Than the Eye Can See. Farther Than the Eye Can See is the story of blind mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer's climb of Mount Everest. A preview of the film is embedded below.