Thursday, May 24, 2012

Live Blogging Climbing Mount Everest

George Mallory died in his effort to become the first man to climb Mount Everest.  In an interview before his effort, Mallory was asked why he wanted to climb the mountain.  His reply was "Because it is there."  With that saying Mallory summed up many geographers and explorers desire to learn about the world, especially its extremes.

Now it is possible to learn about the experiences of going through an expedition to the Earth's limits through a National Geographic blog.  National Geographic Field Test Everest is a live blog documenting the life and struggles of trying to climb Mt. Everest.  The blog is full of medical issues, sights, and adaptions needed to conquer in order to reach the top.

After reading this blog I think I will stick with my all time high of 7,300 feet (2,225 meters).

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