Imagine taking a journey to the mighty Himalayas. You arrive in Kathmandu,
Nepal, and see Mt. Everest looming above you. After setting up camp, you
climb across ice fields, creep across 1,000-feet crevasses and scale walls
of rock, ice and snow. Your breath freezes when it hits the thin air. When
you finally reach the top, you take in a view that only a few hundred people
have seen before you.
You may not be able to go there in person, but you can virtually climb Mt.
Everest. Others have have recorded their trek in detail:
Mt. Everest: Crown of the World
Read all about the mountain's history at this Thinkquest project site. Before you leave,
test your Everest knowledge with a quiz.
Bryon Smith - Everest Expeditions
Byron Smith's entire 2000 expedition is documented here in words, pictures and
video. Read details about base camp, four mid-way camps and
the summit. This site
offers an awesome, detailed description of the clothing and equipment one
needs to climb the mighty mountain.
All Things Everest
Check out cybercasts of climbs past and present, interviews and profiles of
climbers, scientific information and more.