The new novel that we are reading in class is an excellent adventure story called “Everest” written by Gordon Korman. Here are a few resources (compliments of Larry Ferlazzo) to learn about Everest. Please check them out!
National Geographic has a nice introduction video to Mt. Everest (among several others). Click here for the complete list.
Here is a panorama taken from the summit.
Here’s a nice video that shows a typical climbing route and the importance of acclimatizing (going back and forth to get one’s body acclimated to the altitude):
If you find any more "cool" links. Let me know! I hope to add to this post as we read the books.