Our aim is to use Mount Everest to create the biggest and most extreme classroom on the planet. This will inspire students to think differently about life; the next generation have a unique opportunity to clearly understand their own responsibility towards the planet. This is the first time in exploration history where explorers can use the latest technologies to film and communicate with students globally to encourage in ‘real time’ to take them on an virtual expedition to help them to think differently about our home.
Mark Wood - 8848
Through EDUCATION they will create unique and inspiring online lesson plans which will include short films created by the expedition team. In addition a joint venture with astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s education program (thepeoplesmoon.com) will inspire students to look beyond Everest.
Visual Skype COMMUNICATION will link the explorers in real time from the mountain directly into the classrooms worldwide. Daily interactive social media updates will allow students to converse and exchange ideas with not only the explorers but with other students around the globe.
Finally, a UK production company called DustOff Films are working on a documentary called, called Beneath The Ice, The truth of modern exploration. The team will capture Mark as he heads through the valleys, monasteries, schools and villages that line the route to Everest.
Bringing one million children around the world into one extreme learning experience.
Inspiring children to understand the issues we face with climate change through interactive online projects and real time extreme communication.
Regardless of creed, status or location 8848 is a modern day expedition to inspire young minds to think differently about their own planet – their home.
We are proud to receive the support of three prominent figures who we feel embrace our ethos for the expedition.
Combining politics, environmental awareness and a rare humility for the planet.