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Re-visiting Everest

The worlds highest peak continues attracting attention long after the first summits.

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, April 9, 2013/Categories: environment, adventure , climate change

2013 is the 50th anniversary of the first American mountaineering team to summit Mt. Everest in 1963. Much has happened in the Himalayan ranges since those early mountaineers tackled the highest peaks not the least a changing climate. The next generation of mountaineers is re-defining the definition of adventure at Everest. Riled Up and SWP Media colleagues are showing the way.

Brent Bishop is commemorating the memory of his father Barry Bishop, one of the original 1963 American Everest Expedition, with recent Everest climbs of his own and also his ongoing trekking trash clean-up efforts he pioneered. Conrad Anker, a Riled Up contributor, initiated a project that acquired original environmental time-lapse footage of the Khumbu Ice Fall over a year that was retrieved from special cameras in March 2013.

Mt. Everest (credit: Scott Fischer)

We will continue following the efforts of our moountaineering colleagues with Riled Up posts of worthy mention. In addition, SWP Media has installed a new: Slideshow Forum for public comment. We would like to hear about your Himalayan visit or elsewhere of adventure or environmental interest.

Go there and post a comment and a photo!



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