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The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest

The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The final unit of the year in our ninth-grade English classes is on Mount Everest. I thought it would be useful to our school's teachers and to this blog's readers (and to me!) to try to compile th...
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New Zealand’s Southern Alps have lost a third of their ice

New Zealand’s Southern Alps have lost a third of their ice | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A third of the permanent snow and ice of New Zealand’s Southern Alps has now disappeared, according to our new research based on National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research aerial surveys. Since…
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Watch Sir Edmund Hillary Describe His Everest Ascent, on the 60th Anniversary of His Climb

Watch Sir Edmund Hillary Describe His Everest Ascent, on the 60th Anniversary of His Climb | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Sixty years ago today, New Zealand explorer Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest.
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First to the Everest summit: 60 years on

First to the Everest summit: 60 years on | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
It's been 60 years since two men first claimed Everest's summit, but hundreds still attempt it every year.
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Also check the Everest resources at end of the article.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Street View of Everest Base Camp - And Other Resources for Learning About Mount Everest

Free Technology for Teachers: Street View of Everest Base Camp - And Other Resources for Learning About Mount Everest | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The big news from Google today was the release of Street View imagery for Mount Everest, Mount Aconcagua, Mount Elbrus, and Mount Kilimanjaro. Those are four of what are referred to by mountaineers as the Seven Summits."

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Some excellent resources on mountains and mountain communities in this and my previous post. Thanks to Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne) for these.

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Everest's fatal traffic jam: 150 climbers scramble for top

Everest's fatal traffic jam: 150 climbers scramble for top | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Climbers have reported seeing another body on Mount Everest, raising the death toll to four for one of the worst days ever on the world's highest mountain.... They were part of what was a "traffic jam" by Everest standards - an estimated 150 climbers who rushed to use a brief window of good weather to try to reach the top on Friday and Saturday.

 

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Follow Along on a Mount Everest Expedition

Follow Along on a Mount Everest Expedition | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Links to a number of useful resources on Mt Everest, courtesy of Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers).

 

 

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21 Times to the Top of the World - Lessons About Mount Everest

21 Times to the Top of the World - Lessons About Mount Everest | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Resources  for teaching about Mt Everest curated by Richard Byrne at 'Free Technology for Teachers'.

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Climbing Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage-Safety and Etiquette Guide

This video shows you the safe climbing and the preservation of environment of Mt. Fuji. The contents are divided into planning, rule and etiquette, equipment...
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A useful resource to stimulate thinking and discussion about the effects of human activity on World heritage areas and mountain environments.

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Mountains from above

Mountains from above | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Aerial views of these peaks reveal some of Earth's most magnificent scenery. Photo editing by Lia Pepe
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Because it is there: commercialising Mount Everest

Because it is there: commercialising Mount Everest | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
On May 15, 2006, a mere 300 metres from the summit of Everest, David Sharp sat just off the climbing route dying, starved of oxygen, slowly drowning as his lungs filled with his own fluids while his arms…...
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Have we sacrificed human relationships in the name of the holy dollar? 

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Conquering Everest: 60 facts about the world's tallest mountain

Conquering Everest: 60 facts about the world's tallest mountain | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
1 The officially recognised height of Mount Everest is 29,029ft (8,848m), based on a 1954 ground-based measurement. A disputed satellite-based measurement in 1999 suggested it was six feet taller.
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miranda's comment, September 8, 2013 1:21 PM
This article stated many remarkable facts about climbing the most deadly mountain in the world. I think it would take a very brave and experienced climber because at least one person dies each year by merely attempting to climb the mountain. There are at least 120 bodies left there. If I were to climb the mountain, I would hope my partner would be Kushang Sherpa, because he is the only climber to scale all four sides of Everest. Sherpa is also an instructor with the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. -Miranda Delaney
Isabella DeStasio's comment, September 15, 2013 9:29 PM
I've always wanted to visit this amazing landmark! It'a amzing to read about a 13 year old boy who was with a blind man, and a double amputee climbing this amazing landmark. It's so great to read about these people with all the same courage to climb this landmark. this is something really inspiring!!
Izzy Bennett's comment, October 7, 2013 4:08 PM
It was shocking how many people died on the mountain. It was especially scary to find out that there are at least 120 dead bodies on the mountain. But it was also inspiring to hear the stories of the people who did make it to the top.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Sherpa's Story of Mount Everest

Free Technology for Teachers: The Sherpa's Story of Mount Everest | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"There's another side of Everest and that is the perspective of the Sherpa people who are native to the area and have climbed Everest more than any other group." 

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Climb every mountain: visualising the world's 50 most prominent peaks

Climb every mountain: visualising the world's 50 most prominent peaks | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Data scientist Robert Mundigi has created a multi-faceted visualisation of the world's 50 most prominent peaks.
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Field Test: On Everest - Hang Out With Us - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Field Test: On Everest - Hang Out With Us - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
This Friday at 10 a.m. you can join a real-time conversation with members of our Everest expedition team.
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