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Name______________________________
EVEREST!
EVEREST!
Core_________ Date_________________
MEDIA GUIDE: “Everest!”
1. Mt. Everest was first climbed by________________________ in 1953.
2. Araceli Segarra is a skilled rock climber from _________________ Spain.
3. ___________________ is the famous capital city of the country Nepal.
4. When two _____________________ collide, great mountains are formed.
05
5. The Himalaya Mts. formed when ______________ collided with S.Asia.
25
6. “Acclimatizing” allows the body to double the number of ____________.
7. The Khumbu ice fall is a __________ river that moves over 4 ft each day.
8. Except for a few __________ in May, Mount Everest cannot be climbed.
EXTENDED RESPONSE: (9-11) If you were going to climb Mt. Everest later
this spring, what would you be most concerned or worried about?
Why?
* Use “+” for True, or “0” for False
12.______ Two dozen (24) climbers were caught in a terrible storm high on Mt. Everest.
13.______ Beck Weathers froze to death in the storm.
14.______ Colonel Madan flew a Nepalese Army helicopter above 20000’ to the rescue.
15.______ The Lhotse Face is a wall of steep ice that is nearly 400 ft tall!
16.______ On Everest, “high camp” is about half way to the top of the mountain.
17.______ The climbers planned on a 12 hr climb to get to the summit from high camp.
18.______ Rocks high on Mt. Everest were at one time on the bottom of the ocean.
BONUS QUESTIONS:
18. On Everest, temperatures at midnight were around _____________ below zero!
19. Jamling Tenzing Norgay’s __________ was famous for being 2nd to summit Everest.
20. __________________ was the IMAX photographer who filmed the tragic expedition.
EXTENDED RESPONSE: (21-23) Near the top of Mt. Everest are rocks that formed on the ocean floor.
Tell how Mt. Everest formed, and explain how ocean rocks got on top of the highest point of planet Earth!
Name______________________________
EVEREST!
EVEREST!
Core_________ Date_________________
MEDIA GUIDE: “Everest!”
1. Mt. Everest was first climbed by________________________ in 1953.
2. Araceli Segarra is a skilled rock climber from _________________ Spain.
3. ___________________ is the famous capital city of the country Nepal.
4. When two _____________________ collide, great mountains are formed.
05
5. The Himalaya Mts. formed when ______________ collided with S.Asia.
25
6. “Acclimatizing” allows the body to double the number of ____________.
7. The Khumbu ice fall is a __________ river that moves over 4 ft each day.
8. Except for a few __________ in May, Mount Everest cannot be climbed.
EXTENDED RESPONSE: (9-11) If you were going to climb Mt. Everest later
this spring, what would you be most concerned or worried about?
Why?
* Use “+” for True, or “0” for False
12.______ Two dozen (24) climbers were caught in a terrible storm high on Mt. Everest.
13.______ Beck Weathers froze to death in the storm.
14.______ Colonel Madan flew a Nepalese Army helicopter above 20000’ to the rescue.
15.______ The Lhotse Face is a wall of steep ice that is nearly 400 ft tall!
16.______ On Everest, “high camp” is about half way to the top of the mountain.
17.______ The climbers planned on a 12 hr climb to get to the summit from high camp.
18.______ Rocks high on Mt. Everest were at one time on the bottom of the ocean.
BONUS QUESTIONS:
18. On Everest, temperatures at midnight were around _____________ below zero!
19. Jamling Tenzing Norgay’s __________ was famous for being 2nd to summit Everest.
20. __________________ was the IMAX photographer who filmed the tragic expedition.
EXTENDED RESPONSE: (21-23) Near the top of Mt. Everest are rocks that formed on the ocean floor.
Tell how Mt. Everest formed, and explain how ocean rocks got on top of the highest point of planet Earth!
Name______________________________
EVEREST!
EVEREST!
Core_________ Date_________________
MEDIA GUIDE: “Everest!”
1. Mt. Everest was first climbed by________________________ in 1953.
Tenzing Norgay / Edmund Hillary
2. Araceli Segarra is a skilled rock climber from _________________ Spain.
Barcelona
3. ___________________ is the famous capital city of the country Nepal.
Katmandu
continents
4. When two _____________________ collide, great mountains are formed.
05
5. The Himalaya Mts. formed when ______________ collided with S.Asia.
India
25
6. “Acclimatizing” allows the body to double the number of ____________.
red blood cells
7. The Khumbu ice fall is a __________ river that moves over 4 ft each day.
frozen
weeks
8. Except for a few __________ in May, Mount Everest cannot be climbed.
EXTENDED RESPONSE: (9-11) If you were going to climb Mt. Everest later
this spring, what would you be most concerned or worried about?
Why?
You must be in great shape to climb Everest. A normal person would die within
minutes if flown from sea level to the summit. So, I would be concerned about
working out and being in great physical shape for the climb.
I am concerned about the Khumbu ice fall because of all the hidden crevasses.
I would stay very close to an experienced climber while climbing thru the ice fall.
It is said that all climbers must be off the summit at 12 noon. I would make a rule
that wherever you are at noon, you must turn around and head back down the
mountain. Even if you are 100 yds from the summit at noon, you must turn around.
* Use “+” for True, or “0” for False
+
12.______ Two dozen (24) climbers were caught in a terrible storm high on Mt. Everest.
0
13.______ Beck Weathers froze to death in the storm.
+
14.______ Colonel Madan flew a Nepalese Army helicopter above 20000’ to the rescue.
0
15.______ The Lhotse Face is a wall of steep ice that is nearly 400 ft tall!
0
16.______ On Everest, “high camp” is about half way to the top of the mountain.
+
17.______ The climbers planned on a 12 hr climb to get to the summit from high camp.
+
18.______ Rocks high on Mt. Everest were at one time on the bottom of the ocean.
BONUS QUESTIONS:
-30 degrees
18. On Everest, temperatures at midnight were around _____________ below zero!
19. Jamling Tenzing Norgay’s __________ was famous for being 2nd to summit Everest.
father
David Breashears
20. __________________ was the IMAX photographer who filmed the tragic expedition.
EXTENDED RESPONSE: (21-23) Near the top of Mt. Everest are rocks that formed on the ocean floor.
Tell how Mt. Everest formed, and explain how ocean rocks got on top of the highest point of planet Earth!
Long ago, India was a small separate continent. It’s position was far to the south of where it is today.
The great Himalaya mts. were formed when India moved northward and collided with southern Asia.
Rocks and sediments from the ocean floor were trapped in between India and southern Asia and, as a result,
were pushed upward to the top of the world. That is why we find limestone strata (sea floor rock) with fossil
fishes near the summit of Everest. In addition, even today Mt. Everest is growing still higher as the collision
between India and S. Asia continues. As long as this collision continues, the summit of Everest will continue
to get higher and higher.
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