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May. 24, 2012

Ascending Everest

by Leslie Taylor

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Update: Anker's team made it to the summit and are heading back down. 

With only a few days left in the Mt. Everest climbing season, mountaineer (and former Science Friday guest) Conrad Anker is pushing his team to the summit tonight. It's been a difficult season for expeditions to Everest. One guide service, Himalayan Experience, canceled its expeditions because of poor weather, and Anker's team has already scratched one attempt.

But the team is ready to set out and hopes to beat the bottleneck caused by so many climbers working their way to the summit during a break in the bad weather.

You can listen to Anker's appearance on Science Friday below:

 

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is Science Friday’s Web editor. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be.

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