Expedition Everest

09 July 2023 16:00 - 18:00 The Royal Society Free
Researchers on Mount Everest. (C) Freddie Wilkinson, National Geographic.

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

Expedition Everest follows an international coalition of biologists, geologists, glaciologists, meteorologists, and geographers as they study the effects of climate change in one of the most extreme environments on Earth.  

The documentary highlights the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, where dozens of scientists converge to investigate what secrets the world’s highest peak has to tell us about our changing climate. The notorious Khumbu Glacier is mapped in stunning detail, biologists study extreme lifeforms, and a team of Sherpas and climate scientists climb straight towards the “death zone” to install the highest weather station in the world.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with climate scientist Tom Matthews (National Geographic Explorer and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography, King’s College London) who took part in the expedition. 

Attending the event

This screening will be held in the Kohn Centre room on Sunday 9 July 2023, at 4pm and 5pm.

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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