2003-04-09

National Geographic Society Resources on Mount Everest

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Base camp for Everest stories featured in National Geographic magazines, television programming, Web sites, books, and lesson plans: Go>>

Surviving Everest
Everest Anniversary Expedition Wrap-Up
The sons of Everest pioneers Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, and Barry Bishop headed back up the mountain to honor their fathers' historic feats. Relive their journey via news stories and photos >>

Surviving Everest, the television documentary of the expedition, premieres on National Geographic Channels worldwide later this month:
• In the U.S. on the National Geographic Channel on April 27, 8 p.m. ET/PT
• Elsewhere in the world, check the NG Channel International Web site for links and programming information in your country.

Surviving Everest: National Geographic Channels International Presentation: Go>>

Surviving Everest: National Geographic Channel (U.S.) presentation: Go>>

More Mount Everest Stories From National Geographic News:
Everest Attempt Is Focus of New Reality TV Show
Everest Climber to Emcee Summit Attempt on Live TV
Everest: Now Just Another Tourist Trap?
Everest Clinic Tends Ills on High
Everest Time Line: 80 Years of Triumph and Tragedy
Making Movies on the Roof of the World
Everest Snowboarder Vanishes On Second Try
Altitude a Major Challenge to Climbers
The Sherpas of Mount Everest
Everest Melting? High Signs of Climate Change
Everest Anniversary Expedition Wrap-Up
National Geographic 50th Anniversary Everest Expedition Reaches Summit
Everest Anniversary Team Makes Final Summit Attempt
Jet-Stream Winds Trap Climbers on Everest
Sons of Mount Everest Pioneers to Repeat Historic Climb

National Geographic Magazine Everest Special Coverage

Animation: Follow the routes to the top of Everest in this animation from Surviving Everest, airing on the National Geographic Channels worldwide later this month: Go>>

3-D Model: Get a look at all sides by manipulating a 3-D model of Mount Everest: Go>>
Zoom in and out on a 360-degree view from the peak: Go>>

Online Extras: Read How We Climbed Everest, National Geographic explorer Barry Bishop's eyewitness account of the first American summit in 1963: Go>>
Learn more about Bishop's life, his career at National Geographic, and his tragic death: Go>>

Videotake: Go back in time to 1963 when President John F. Kennedy presented the Hubbard Medal to the first American team to summit Mount Everest: Go>>

Multimedia Interviews:
• Listen to premier climber Ed Viesturs discuss the affects of high-altitude ascents on the body, traffic jams at Everest's summit, and why we climb: Go>>
• Read what draws premier climber Ed Viesturs to ascend again and again: Go>>
• The Sherpas: Photographer Robb Kendrick talks about how Sherpa culture has changed in the past decade: go>>
• Conservationist Mingma Sherpa discusses what the relationship between Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas has meant for the Everest region: Go>>

Sights & Sounds:
Explore the top of the world, meet the people who live there, and learn about Sir Edmund Hillary's lifelong passion for the region: Go>>

Forums:
• Some 1,200 men and women have reached the summit of Mount Everest and nearly 200 others have died trying. What is it about the mountain that calls adventurers to climb? Why would they risk their lives? Share your thoughts: Go>>
• Sherpas have parlayed their climbing successes on Mount Everest into a thriving high-altitude business. But newfound prosperity is bringing unprecedented change to their lives. How can traditional societies that quickly become tourist hubs balance their way of life with the lure of progress? Voice your opinion: Go>>

Related Stories From National Geographic Adventure Magazine:
After the Storm: '96 Everest Survivors (Audio)
Romance on Everest: The Highest Taboo
The Everest Mess
Little Sister, Big Mountain: Climbing the Himalaya's Cho Oyu
Life on Assignment: Himalaya's Cho Oyu (Audio)
The Last Cairn: A Climber's Tragic Saga (Excerpt)
The Slipping Point: Disaster on Mount Hood
8,000-Meter Man: Ed Viesturs
Q&A: Eric Simonson, Everest Sleuth
Q&A With the Man Who Found Mallory

MapMachine: Mount Everest

Interactive Feature:
Everest: Expedition to Uncover Its True Height

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