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We had something amazing happen last week!

No, we’re not talking about that. We’re talking about THIS:

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to chat with our founder, David Breashears, in (almost) real time! We were so excited to participate in this chat with the fine folks at Internet Explorer and Microsoft.

View the transcript here, (it’s also been tabled) and please feel free to add your own questions! We’ll get back to them… eventually :)

jamesdylanhines:

GlacierWorks, founded by mountaineer David Breashears, has teamed up with Microsoft to build a interactive touch based map of Mount Everest. 

Exploration from the air.

Our friends at the Royal Geographical Society reached out to us with a cool new project: Hidden Journeys. Hidden Journeys enables you, the user, to learn about the terrain and culture beneath some of the world’s most iconic flight paths. 

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It should be no surprise that our favorite trip on the site is runs from Delhi to Hong Kong, as it covers much of the Himalaya, including Mount Everest! “Delhi to Hong Kong” pulls heavily from the rich store of the Society’s archives, specifically from the 1953 expedition, which celebrates its 60th anniversary tomorrow! 

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Using their archival images alongside our contemporary photographs, it is possible to see where the glacier has lost mass.

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We’ve gotten a lot of email since our gigapixel image of Mount Everest went viral last December. Some people have questions - which new camera to buy, or what type of lenses we use - while others wish to congratulate us on our achievement. Many simply have stories to share from their time on the mountain. We truly appreciate each and every message, but certain notes have a way of standing out in our minds. Here is one such tale.

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A day hike to a point near Gokyo Ri (5357m), which overlooks the Ngozumpa glacier.