NatGeo is on Everest

National Geographic has a team climbing Mt. Everest this year. They are using the NatGeo website (here) to live update their progress with pictures, blog posts, and tweets. Even cooler, they are attempting to recreate the first American ascent of Everest in in 1963, which was the National Geographic-sponsored American Mount Everest Expedition. It looks like that as of dispatch 18 (4/28), one member of the team has been evacuated with a suspected pulmonary embolism.

Check out the site and follow along, I’ll post here and there about it as well. The video below is their intro, and gives a great overview of the mountain and their attempt at the western ridge:

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