Mount Everest News Roundup
|April 15, 2009|
Long before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest in 1953, the world's highest mountain was a generator of news.
Over the years, Everest has been the scene of many triumphs and tragedies. The formidable challenges presented by climbing into thin air and frigid temperatures have been fodder for many compelling stories of bravery, determination, and failure.
Here are some of the most popular Everest stories, photos, and videos published by National Geographic News:
Everest Time Line: 80 Years of Triumph and Tragedy (April 2, 2003)
The Sherpas of Mount Everest (May 10, 2002)
Video: Surviving Deadly Everest (January 11, 2008)
Climbing to the top of the world is an often fatal quest. But for many climbers, reaching the peak is a thrill like no other.
Video by Wild Chronicles, from National Geographic Mission Programs
Human Ambition: Climbing Everest Video
Mountaineer Greg Child shows how human ambition can have a high price.
National Geographic video
Photos: Sir Edmund Hillary, a Life in Pictures
National Geographic 50th Anniversary Everest Expedition Reaches Summit (May 25, 2002)
Q&A: Blind Mountain Climber on Summiting Everest (July 30, 2003)
Everest Melting? High Signs of Climate Change (June 5, 2002)
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