Recently in Room 11 we have been learning about Mt. Everest. We read a story in our Reading Zone called "On Top of the World", all about Mt. Everest and Edmund Hillary who reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953.
We began to wonder what it would be like to climb Mt. Everest and wished we could ask Edmund Hillary all about his adventures!
Luckily for us, even though Ms. McGrath couldn't provide an interview with Edmund Hillary, she could provide an interview with her friend Richard who had climbed to Everest Base Camp.
We compiled a long list of questions for Richard about his time climbing Mt. Everest; we wanted to know about the weather, what sort of equipment he needed, what food he ate and what training he had to do.
On Monday 21st September, Richard came to our class and we conducted our interview. He told us all about how he trained by climbing smaller mountains in Britain and Ireland, how his cup of tea froze over night on the side of Mt. Everest and how if you didn't get out of the way of a mountain yak, he would knock you off the mountain!! Richard showed us pictures of his climb to base came and brought in a Nepalese flag to show us.
Check out some of these pictures below!
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