Category Archives: Everest
Research what equipment is needed in order to climb Mt. Everest. You can find a list here, or explore these links.
Then research what the equipment looks like and how much each piece costs. You can explore various links here.
Copy and past the images and costs for what you think are the twenty most important pieces of equipment. You can do that on Spaaze, Loose Leaves or EdCanvas (or try out other sites here).
Put them into these categories:
Clothing — Inner Wear
Clothing — Outer Wear
Protective Gear For Hands and Head
Food & Drink
Post the link to your project in the comments section of this post.
Create An Everest Picture Data Set
Go to Spaaze and register, if you have not already.
Look at the categories you used for your Everest Data Set. Look for images on the Web to create a Picture Data Set using those same categories.
Find at least seven new images for each category, and add a caption with a related piece of new information to each image. Please put the new information in your own words and do not copy and paste it from another site.
When you data set is complete, copy and paste its url address into the comments section of this post.
World Famous Mountains
Look at this chart of the ten tallest mountains in the world. Do some research on them using the Internet. Without including Everest, if you had to pick one you were going to climb, which one would it be? Why?
You have to pick one even if you don’t really want to climb any of them!
In mountain-climbing, a “fourteener” is a mountain that is taller than 14,000 feet. Look at this list of California Fourteeners. Follow the links to each one and learn more about them.
If you had to choose one, which would you most like to climb and why? Yes, you have to choose one.
Which one of the fourteeners would you least like to climb and why?
Watch these online slideshows about mountain-climbing and read the captions. List the five most interesting things you learn, and five things you’d like to learn more about:
Another Everest Webquest
Please answer the questions in this Mount Everest Webquest. Go to the links to find the answers to the questions. Copy and paste the questions and type answers out on a Word document, and then paste them in the comments sections of this post.
The Webquest says to complete it in groups of three, but we would prefer that you do it on your own.
What is the highest physical place — mountain, volcano, a tall building — you have ever been on?
Please describe it, when you were there, who you were with, and how you felt when you were there.
Would you go there again? Why or why not?
What are other tall places you’d like to visit? Why?
Body Disposal Form
Before a person climbs Mount Everest, they must fill-out something called a “Body Disposal Form.” In this form, the climber says what they want done with their body if they die while they’re on the mountain.
There are three choices — leave it on the mountain, have it cremated, or have it sent back home.
Please read this Body Disposal Form — you can find it by scrolling down to page nine.
If you were going to climb Everest, which choice would you make and why?
Only answer this question if you feel comfortable writing about it! It’s okay not to answer this question. Also, if you want to answer the question but don’t want it published here, that’s okay, too. Just say that in your response and Mr. Ferlazzo will be the only person to read it.
Mount Everest Websites
Look at the Everest Websites on the ARW page of Mr. Ferlazzo’s Website. Which are the three you like the best and why?