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K2: Danger and Desire on the Savage Mountain with Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

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Photograph by Ralf Dujmovits
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Climber Gerlinde Kaltenbunner is the first woman to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without the use of supplemental oxygen. Kaltenbrunner’s last summit was the most difficult; the formidable K2, a mountain that has taken the life of roughly one climber for every four who’ve succeeded in making the summit. Her success in reaching the summit, featured in National Geographic in April 2012, was threatened by heavy snowfall and the increased danger of avalanches on the mountain’s steep slope. Her achievement earned her recognition as National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year. Meet this astonishing mountaineer and share the dramatic story of how she prepared for and triumphed on K2, told with breathtaking photos and video from the roof of the world. Find out more about the NG Live! Event: K2: Danger and Desire on the Savage Mountain.

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What's Up, Mount Everest?
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What's Up, Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is the highest elevation on Earth.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: asia, geography, himalayas, mountains, mount everest
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner: Danger and Desire on K2
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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner: Danger and Desire on K2

Use this collection of resources to engage students before and after a National Geographic student matinee.

  • Best for: Grades 5-8 (ages 10-14)
  • Concepts: adventure, asia, character education, explorers, geography, geology, gerlinde kaltenbrunner, k2, mountain climbing, mountains, ng live, pakistan, role models, student matinees
Plate Tectonics
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Plate Tectonics

An interactive map showing the geologic boundaries of major tectonic plates.

  • Concepts: earthquakes, geology, plate tectonics, seismology, tectonic plates
Pakistan
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Pakistan

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Pakistan.

  • Concepts: asia, continents, gerlinde kaltenbrunner, mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, pakistan, political maps
Mapmaker 1-Page Maps
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Mapmaker 1-Page Maps

Printable 1-page maps of continents, countries, and states. Use the MapMaker 1-Page Map tool to customize and download your map.

  • Concepts: aphg geography, aphg political, blank , customizable maps, gerlinde kaltenbrunner, mapmaker interactive, maps, printable maps, william saturno, world maps
Conquering K2
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Conquering K2

Video. In 2011, mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to summit all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen by completing a daring climb of K2.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: adventure, explorers, gerlinde kaltenbrunner, k2, karakoram range, mountain climbing, mountaineer, ng live
Asia: Physical Geography
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Asia: Physical Geography

Encyclopedic entry. Asia is the largest of the world’s continents. It can be divided into five major physical regions: mountain systems; plateaus; plains, steppes, and deserts; freshwater environments; and saltwater environments.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: asia, fauna, flora, himalaya, lake baikal, mesopotamia, mountains, physical geography, plateaus, steppe, sundarbans