Mrs. French's English Class
THE BEST WAY TO TRULY APPRECIATE THE ENORMITY OF MT. EVEREST IS TO SEE FOR YOURSELF! YOU ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE TOP OF THE WORLD. USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO RESPOND TO THE QUESTIONS ON WEBQUEST HANDOUT. REMEMBER, FACTS ARE FACTS, BUT IF YOU SHOULD FIND INFORMATION THAT IS NOTEWORTHY OR EVEN OUTRAGEOUS----JOT IT DOWN ON THE BACK OF THE HANDOUT AND SHARE IT!!
Everest is a vast, cold, heartless frontier. The mountain has no mercy. The tales of success, joy, friendship, pain, failure, suffering, death, and despair are ENDLESS. The more you know...the more you will want to know. Let Everest suck you into its mysterious and ominous vortex of suspense and disbelief.
BEFORE YOU RESEARCH...Consider all of the risk taking involved in extreme sports. Which extreme sport is considered to be the most dangerous? With people base jumping, flying (or falling with style) in wind suits, free diving, cave diving, sky diving, whitewater rafting, mountaineering, rock climbing, what is considered to be the most dangerous of all extreme sports? On the back of your webquest handout, list your top three most dangerous extreme sports.
Suggested Sites: (Google works too!)
WARNING: VIDEOS ARE TIME CONSUMING. DO NOT WASTE THE CLASS PERIOD WATCHING THEM! WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE FINISHED AND THEN GO FOR IT!
Finding George Mallory who went missing in 1924...VIDEO
Avalanche at Base Camp...VIDEO
Hillary Step and Summit...VIDEO
Short Video of Hillary Step---Good view of rock formation and how it JUTS OUT!......VIDEO
Southeast Ridge, Hillary Step and Knife Edge...VIDEO
No sound, but great shots of the Souteast Ridge, Hillary Step, and the summit...VIDEO
The ONLY DOCTOR on Everest in 1996 speaks out...VIDEO
A Documentary in TWO Parts :
Doctors in the Death Zone Part 1...VIDEO
Doctors in the Death Zone Part 2...VIDEO
NOTE:The Man Who Skied Down Everest is a documentary about Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese alpinist who skied down Mt. Everest in 1970. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley. Miura skied 6,600 feet (2000 m) in 2 minutes and 20 seconds and fell 1320 feet down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col. He used a large parachute to slow his descent. He came to a full stop just 250 ft. from the edge of the crevasse. This is an incredibly stupid stunt as there is no sure way to stop, not to mention the Sherpas and rescue team put their lives at risk for this.
Into Thin Air Study Guide Handout
Into Thin Air Vocabulary