the distance above sea level.
illness caused by reduced oxygen levels at high elevations.
first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
fuel produced by bacteria helping to decompose organic material, such as plants and sewage.
member of a country, state, or town who shares responsibilities for the area and benefits from being a member.
behavior of a person in terms of their community.
gradual changes in all the interconnected weather elements on our planet.
to ascend or go up.
management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect.
one of the seven main land masses on Earth.
act and industry of traveling for pleasure with concern for minimal environmental impact.
height above or below sea level.
journey with a specific purpose, such as exploration.
study and investigation of unknown places, concepts, or issues.
having to do with money.
tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and well-being of its residents.
person who recognizes the rights and responsibilities, according to the UN Global Education First Initiative, "associated with the interconnected global challenges that call for far-reaching changes in how we think and act for the dignity of fellow human beings."
visual representation of data. Also called information graphic or graphic.
first step or move in a plan.
process of balancing the interests of development, resources, and sustainability for a region.
making and using maps.
highest spot on Earth, approximately 8,850 meters (29,035 feet). Mount Everest is part of the Himalaya and straddles the border of Nepal and China.
someone who climbs mountains.
region including island groups in the South Pacific.
the very top.
mountain climber whose principal goal is the attainment of a summit, or specific set of summits that meet certain criteria of altitude of prominence.
employees or all people working toward a common goal.
having to do with the body.
having to do with activities done for enjoyment.
rule or law.
being accountable and reliable for an action or situation.
people and culture native to the Himalayan region of Nepal and China. Sherpa often serve as mountaineer guides and porters on mountain-climbing expeditions.
responsible management to ensure benefits are passed on to future generations.
highest point of a mountain.
to reach the highest point of a mountain.
use of resources in such a manner that they will never be exhausted.
able to be continued at the same rate for a long period of time.
industry that seeks to have the least impact on the places and cultures visited, while contributing to the local economy.
the industry (including food, hotels, and entertainment) of traveling for pleasure.
surviving mark or evidence.
having to do with instruction or guidance in an occupation or career.