6th Graders Tackle Everest's Northeast Ridge


This year, China closed their borders in Tibet and put the smackdown on elite climbers everywhere, but that couldn't stop the intrepid 6th graders of Mill Creek Elementary from launching a successful summit bid on the Northeast Ridge. Here's the video proof:

Their epic adventure has all the drama you'd expect of a harrowing siege on the world's highest peak, complete with confusing route finding, priceless sound effects, human triumph, and near disaster (Sherpa Chris: "I lost one cram-poon!").

Since no one's climbing via the North Ridge this year, we'll all have to live vicariously through the saga of these brave mini-mountaineers. — Ted Alvarez

Climbing Mount Everest (Teacher Tube)