The expedition commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest. Read about the team's daring adventure and immerse yourself in facts about this captivating peak that has become an obsession for so many people. The expedition was sponsored by
National Geographic, The North Face, and Montana State University.
Relive the adventures of Dr. Dave Lageson and Travis Corthouts throughout their three-month journey to Everest and back.
Success! Check back soon to read the expedition DISPATCH BOOK for a beginning to end telling of the adventure!
Dr. Dave Lageson was honored as the "Most Valuable Professor"
during the August 30, 2012, Bobcat Football game at Montana State University.
Follow the expedition and get daily updates on the team's progress!
Photo: Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse from the summit of Cho Oyu. Credit: © Kristoffer Erickson
Montana State University flag flying at Everest Base Camp in Nepal, along with National Geographic and American flags. Bobcats at Base Camp! Photo: Dave Lageson
Meet Montana State University geology professor
. Dave Lageson
Grab a behind-the-scenes view of preparations for this expedition by visiting renowned climber
equipment room and getting an up-close look at his gear. Conrad Anker's
gives us a tour of his tent at Base Camp, where you can get a glimpse of everything from his geology tools to his solar power set-up. Travis Corthouts
, a geology professor at Montana State University, shows us a "folded rock" he found just outside of Everest Base Camp. Dr. David Lageson
A team of researchers from the
joined the Everest Education Expedition to monitor the climbers and study the effects of altitude. Mayo Clinic See what they learned!
Take a look at the wonderful drawings some of the students from participating classrooms sent to us! Everest Drawings Slideshow:
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