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Lost on Everest

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. As they watch, have students keep track of what equipment both early and modern climbers used during their ascent of Mt. Everest and what they wore or did to try to keep warm.

After Watching
  1. Discuss what students noted about the equipment early mountaineers relied on. How does this compare to the equipment mountain climbers use today? How did the early climbers keep warm? How does that compare to modern climbers' clothing? How did each help maintain body heat?

  2. There are many times when unexpected events such as accidents, power outages, or a missed trail on a hike happen that require a person to preserve body heat. Ask students to choose one of these situations and describe clothing they might wear or carry along in the case of such an emergency. Have students brainstorm how they might survive different emergencies if they had not planned ahead for them.

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