You are just beginning your adventure. Open worksheet #1 and review the assignment. Read a firsthand account of a trek from Lukla to Base Camp. Complete worksheet #1, parts 1 and 2.
Is the climb more challenging than you anticipated? Open worksheet #2, review the assignment and complete part 1. The icefall is your next test. Click on the location to get a 360 degree view of that area. You may use the mouse cursor to direct the view. Then watch Icefall by Sherpa Cam to see the most dangerous part of the Mt. Everest climb. Still not sure why it is so dangerous? Check out the website Explorersweb and read about the icefall. Complete worksheet #2, part 2. However, you can't complete this climb alone! Who are the Sherpas and why are they important to the success of your climb? Watch the youtube video Sherpas' Burden. Pause the video as needed to complete worksheet #2, part 3.
Now you are REALLY ready to begin your climb of Mt. Everest. Open worksheet #3. Review the assignment and complete part 1. Use the following website PBS Everest Climb Link. You will see a picture of Mt. Everest with the South route drawn in yellow. Each dot on the map represents a place on the route. Click on each location to get a 360 degree view of that area. Use the mouse cursor to direct the view. Need more information? Look one more time at the website Explorersweb and read about the Valley of Silence and the Lhotse wall. Complete worksheet #3, part 2.
The final ascent is in sight...the summit. Open worksheet #4. Review the assignment and complete part 1. Listen to the story of a man who barely survived the ascent and the return trip. Underneath the title, you will find two options to play the video. Open it in windows media. Take a moment to enjoy the scenery. Complete worksheet #4, part 2. Congratulations, you have virtually climbed Mt. Everest.