Matt Dickinson's TEDx Talk on Overcrowding on Everest
- Friday 1 May 2020
Award-winning author Matt Dickinson is no stranger to Mount Everest. Having climbed the famous peak in 1996 via its notorious North Face, he then went on to write The Everest Files, North Face and Killer Storm, a Young Adult trilogy inspired by his experiences. Recent years have seen many attempt to summit the world's highest peak, but we are now beginning to see the impact this has had.
In this TEDx talk, Matt examines examines the problems with climbing Everest today – not only in the overcrowding which recently hit headlines, but also the cost in human life and the cost to the mountain. He goes on to offer his thoughts on how we can preserve its beauty without closing the peak to climbers.
Everest summiteer and author of ‘The Death Zone’ and Teen trilogies ‘Mortal Chaos’ and ‘The Everest Files’, talks through the problem with climbing Everest today - the cost in human life and the cost to the mountain. He proposes a way forward that might not only save the mountain from being closed to climbers, but also preserve its ...
Film clips from Matt's latest expedition to Mount Everest are available here.