Monday, June 04, 2007

News from Everest

You've probably heard about all the people successfully summiting Everest this season. One expedition is providing plenty of access to its quest: Altitude Everest
Expedition 2007

Check out the site, it's got some great interactives.

The team is retracing the last steps of British climbing legend George Mallory. The site has photos, daily videos, blogs, diaries, and historical projects.

Check out the Body Zone section for a biometrics project that follows four members of the team, monitoring how altitude affects them and the physical changes their bodies experience as they climb.

Team leader is Conrad Anker, who discovered Mallory’s body on the mountain in

Local climber and outdoorsman David Lien, whom Dave profiled last year, shortly after returning from Everest, recently dropped a line to say 3 friends (South African Ronnie Muhl and Americans Curt Myers and Bill Tyler) climbing the north side of Everest had all summited.

Here's a link to the 7 Summits group David climbed with last year. The pix are from this year's expedition.

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