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  1. Mountain Climbing Lessons (
      "t is important to encourage young children to think about what it takes to be really good at an activity, whether schoolwork, a sport, or a hobby. In this lesson, students will think about the skills and qualities required to be a good mountain climber and read about renowned climber Ed Viesturs and his experiences in the Himalaya mountains, especially Mount Everest. Finally, students will consider how studying mountain climbing has taught them about what it takes to be good at their own favorite activities." 12-06

  2. Mt. Everest Math (Touchstone Energy -
      Provides thematic math lessons related to climbing Mount Everest. Also has other lessons related to the same theme.

  1. -05-22-09 American Boy, 13, Breaks Everest Record (CNN News)
      "A 13-year-old American became the youngest climber to ever summit Mount Everest on Saturday." 05-10

  2. -06-09-09 Teen Scales Tallest Peaks (NBC Sports)
      "A 17-year-old California resident reached the summit of Mount Everest as part of his trek to become the youngest person to scale the tallest peaks on each of the world’s seven continents."

      "Johnny Strange, a senior in high school who resides in Malibu, Calif., reached the top of the 29,035-foot mountain on May 20. His Everest mountain climb was his sixth. He completed his final summit climb on June 8 when he scaled Australia’s 7,310-foot Mount Kosciuszko." 06-09

  1. Climbing Mt. Ranier (
      "Mount Rainier, the most heavily glaciated peak in the contiguous United States, offers an exciting challenge to the mountaineer." 12-06

  2. Mountain Climbing News Worldwide (
      "Mountain Climbing News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net." 12-06

  3. Mountain Climbing Treks and Schools (
      "Alpine Ascents is committed to developing safe, self-reliant and environmentally-conscious mountaineers and offering courses and expeditions of unsurpassed quality throughout the world. Our business practices stress ethical and culturally aware travel." 12-06

  4. Mountain Climbing in Peru (
      "Without a doubt the best place for mountaineering in Peru is the spectacular Cordillera Blanca which is accessed from the town of Huaraz. There are plenty of peaks over 5,000m and an incredible 33 peaks over 6,000m including Huascaran which at 6,768m is Peru's highest peak." 12-06

  5. Mountain, Rock, and Ice Climbing (
      "Climbing is comprised of many different sports that all share similar characteristics. To give an introduction to the world of climbing, I have listed the different disciplines of climbing below." Includes tutorials for beginners. 12-06

  6. Mountaineering (
      "Mountaineering is the sport, hobby or profession of walking, hiking and climbing up mountains. It is also sometimes known as alpinism, particularly in Europe. It may be said to consist of three aspects: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether the route chosen is over rock, snow or ice. All require great athletic and technical ability, and experience is also a very important part of the latter." 12-06

  7. Weihenmayer, Erik (
      Provides a short biography on Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb Mt. Everest. 12-01

  8. Weihenmayer, Erik - Climbing Mt. Everest (SportsIllustrated-CNN - Swift)
      Provides an interview with the first blind person to climb Mt. Everest. 12-01


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