In 2019 explorers will attempt to summit Mount Everest to create the biggest and most extreme classroom on the planet involving 4 MILLION STUDENTS worldwide.
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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 Expedition Leader
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 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.
A PHYSILOGICAL experiment will collect the climbers data from the ascent into the “Death Zone” to measure their performance which will be accessible to all of the students on a daily basis.
Finally, a Four Million Voices DOCUMENTARY that the students will make will be shown on route through the valleys, monasteries, schools and villages that line the route to Everest - creating the highest cinema on earth as part of a major 8848 documentary.
Bringing four 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.
The ONE GLOBAL LESSON incorporating the Drayson Clean Air Project will create valuable data collected by schools around the world to highlight the pollution areas of the planet. This singular initiative is designed to encourage change and provoke action.
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.