Into Thin Air

  • Everest Obstacles:

What do you think are the two most prominent/difficult obstacles to overcome when climbing Mt. Everest? (Think general, year-to-year ones, not those particular to the ’96 season). In a paragraph each, explain what the problem is and use at least one quote from the text to illustrate.

 

  • In two paragraphs, The Troubled ’96 Everest Season

describe two issues from the ’96 climbing season that contributed to the growing disaster. Practice incorporating two quotes, one per paragraph

  • Recent Everest News

Find an article written about Everest from 2014 to the present. It must be from a reputable news source: something regularly published and with editors (i.e., not a blog, advertising webpage, personal account). Briefly summarize in about 4 sentences what the article is about. Cite the article, using Purdue OWL to find the format for a newspaper or journal.

 

  • Assessing Everest

Practice writing body paragraphs. Choose a climbing practice or idea, and describe in the first paragraph that practice/idea in the ’96 season. In the second paragraph, describe that practice idea in the ’06 season. Incorporate one quote per paragraph, and follow TEA format.

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