The latest National Geographic magazine in the NG iPad app provides a realtime opportunity to track a current/live expedition to climb Mount Everest. You can see in the updated image of the mountain route the current position of the climbers at the base of the mountain. National Geographic is definitely pushing the boundaries of what is possible with iPad-based journalism, and it rocks! (Pun intended!) Check it out if you can.
If you don’t have access to an iPad and the means to purchase the latest NG issue, you can still follow the action with your web browser and read updates from the official expedition blog. It is formatted to look great within the NG iPad app, but it is also good looking as a standalone website. Great opportunities here to learn about geography and modern day explorations! It sounds like the decision to abandon the original plan to ascend on a western route because of minimal snow levels is the right one. I asked some questions on the blog post tonight after listening to today’s trip report uploaded to Soundcloud. How cool to be able to directly interact with team members from the other side of our planet! Small world indeed.
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