A Story of Courage, the First Nepalese​ woman to summit Everest

by George Manley  – Expedition 8848 Artist

Everest Historical Moments

1 A story of courage

Forty years after Hillary and Tenzing first stood on the worlds highest mountain, no Nepali woman had stood on the summit. On the 22nd April 1993, 31-year-old Pasang Lhamu Sherpa achieved what no other Nepali woman had, against great odds and with incredible courage, she became the first Nepalese woman to summit Everest.

Very sadly, Psang tragically she lost her life on the descent. Nepal was shocked and expressed great sorrow. Later Pasang’s body was eventually recovered and was celebrated with great dignity and honour and laid to rest as a great hero.2 A story of courage

Almost 26 years later Pasang’s courage and her story is taught in schools throughout Nepal, her accomplishments, dreams have inspired a nation of Nepalese women and men alike, because of this many women have now climbed Everest and continue to do so, her story is now been told in a documentary film called “the Glass Ceiling”.

This is the final article in the ‘Everest Historical Moments’ Series. See them all at http://www.markwoodexplorerjournal.com.

Barely in his Teens

by George Manley – Expedition 8848 Artist

Everest Historical Moments Series
1 barely in his teens

Barely in his teens, Jordan Romero inspired by a painting of Everest in his school set out to climb the seven summits on all seven continents. On May 22nd 2010 at the age of 13 years and 10 months, Jordan became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. The following year he climbed Mount Vinson in Antarctica and completed the seven summit challenge.

Space Exploration Lesson Plan 3: One Small Step for Man

As part of the Expedition 8848 Education Programme, we present the third of 10 mini lesson plans on the theme of space exploration in collaboration with the People’s Moon Project.

This lesson is centred on the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Don’t forget that we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with the People’s Moon Project. Read below to find out more.

The Space Lesson Plan 3 – One Small Step for Man can be downloaded here: http://expedition8848.com/lesson-plans/13-MLP3%20One%20Small%20Step%20for%20Man.pdf

Click here to access all the lesson plans: http://expedition8848.com

Click here to access more resources for this lesson and all the lesson plans on OneNote: https://1drv.ms/o/s!AvIvIB5FrRB2rmQQsl_tJ87xwOvk

Become a part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! Submit your photos and video to the People’s Moon Project to join in the celebration.

For more information on the People’s Moon Project click here to visit their website: https://thepeoplesmoon.com

Without Oxygen

by George Manley – Expedition 8848 Artist

Everest Historical Moments Series1 without oxygen

On 8th May 1978, Everest was climbed for the first time without supplementary oxygen. Reinhold Messner together with Peter Habeler were the first people to achieve this incredible feat, up to this point climbing to the summit without oxygen, had always been regarded as impossible to achieve.

Lesson Plan 10: Shout from the Summit

It’s time for our last lesson plan! We hope you have all enjoyed the lesson plans we have been posting. They will all remain available on the expedition 8848 website so that teachers can use the lessons whenever they like.

Thank you all for following these lessons. We hope they have been both interesting and useful for yourselves and your students.

The lesson plan 10 –  Shout from the Summit can be downloaded here: http://expedition8848.com/lesson-plans/10-MW-LessonP10.pdf

Click here to access all the lesson plans: http://expedition8848.com

Click here to access more resources for this lesson and all the lesson plans on OneNote: https://1drv.ms/o/s!AvIvIB5FrRB2rmQQsl_tJ87xwOvk

Lonely Planet Kids: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/kids/

The space lesson plans are still going, so make sure to keep an eye out for those.

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First Woman at the Top of the World

By George Manley – Expedition 8848 Artist

Everest Historical Moments Series 

2 The first womanJunko Tabei – a Japanese mountaineer who dreamed of summiting Everest was constantly being told women can’t achieve this, but being determined, she never sacrificed her dreams. Later, she first made history by leading the first women-only ascent of Annapurna III in Nepal and then in 1975, continued to defy convention and make history by being the first woman to reach the summit of Everest on the 16th May at 35 years of age. 

Junko continued to make history and established another record in 1992, when she became the first woman to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents.

Space Exploration Lesson Plan 2: Race to the Moon

As part of the Expedition 8848 Education Programme, we present the second of 10 mini lesson plans on the theme of space exploration in collaboration with the People’s Moon Project.

This lesson is centred on the space race leading up to the first ever moon landing.

The Space Lesson Plan 2 – Race to the Moon can be downloaded here: http://expedition8848.com/lesson-plans/12-MLP2%20The%20Race%20to%20the%20Moon.pdf

Click here to access all the lesson plans: http://expedition8848.com

Click here to access more resources for this lesson and all the lesson plans on OneNote: https://1drv.ms/o/s!AvIvIB5FrRB2rmQQsl_tJ87xwOvk

Become a part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! Submit your photos and video to the People’s Moon Project to join in the celebration.

For more information on the People’s Moon Project click here to visit their website: https://thepeoplesmoon.com