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As mentioned in the Classics Rock blog entry on the subject, almostEverest was a project in the early days of TechRepublic. TR Editors Michael Jackman and David Bard loaded up with the latest tech equipment and headed for the mountains in Nepal to see how they’d fare. The they in this case being both the equipment and themselves. By and large, the equipment held up better.
Here’s a photo retrospective of the trip that occurred back in April and May of 2000.
This was the logo used on TechRepublic and in the daily TrekMails that went out to TechRepublic members about the trip.
The original TechRepublic flag with the mountain in the background. Note the red flag and the red lettering in the word Tech. This was TechRepublic’s original logo.
Here’s the TechRepublic flag again along with the rest of the group that went up the mountain with Michael and David.
This map shows the daily planned progression of the almostEverest expedition.
At the time of the expedition, TechRepublic was also running an original cartoon on the site called The Bleeding Edge. Cartoonist Peter Zale had a lot of fun with Michael and David about the trip.
Michael Jackman, former editor for TechRepublic. Although he didn’t make it to the top, he made the greatest progress in the expedition.
TechRepublic Editor David Bard. He originally conceived of and planned the expedition.
Here’s Michael and David putting their gear together on the mountaintop.
This picture was taken before the expedition left Louisville. This was all of the equipment they planned to take with them to test and use to generate reports for TechRepublic.
All the gear ready to go.
The rest of the images in this gallery show scenes from the mountain as well as the village and people encountered along the way.