Alan Arnette has updated his website with a special invitation to parents, teachers, and educators everywhere who might be interested in having Alan interact directly with their students while on Everest in the Spring of 2008. As many of you know, Alan has been preparing all year for his return To Everest as part of his Memories Are Everything campaign designed to raise $100,000 for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
Alan hopes to get teachers and students directly involved with both his climb and his cause. While climbing from the North Side in the Spring, he’ll interactive with students by calling in directly to the classroom via his sat phone while he’s on the mountain. In addition to that, he’ll answer questions about mountaineering, the culture of Tibet, geography and more, via e-mail sent to him as well. He notes that the Chinese will be taking the Olympic Torch to the summit from the North Side this year as well, which will have a lot of interest. In return, Alan would be eternally grateful if the students conducted some fund raising events to help raise money for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
This seems like a win-win situation for a classroom and for Alan. And if you’ve read Alan’s dispatches, or seen his introductory video from The Rest of Everest, you know that he is a bright, energetic and articulate man who is passionate about his pursuits. I think that combination makes him an excellent choice for interacting with students and teaching them about Everest and what it takes to climb the mountain.
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