If Conrad and the South Col Five reach the summit this Friday, there’s a chance you will know immediately—on your phone. Using iPhones and the popular photo sharing app Instagram, our climbers have been documenting their expedition from start to finish.
Expedition leader Conrad Anker (@conradclimber) posted National Geographic’s first Instagram from Kathmandu on March 23. Since then, more than 60,000 fellow Instagrammers have begun following the adventure on our account, @natgeo. And there’s one thing they all want to know: How do you keep your batteries charged?
So we asked our three most active shooters—Andy Bardon (@andy_bardon), Sam Elias (@bookofsamuel), and Emily Harrington (@emilyaharrington)—how they do it and what they’ve learned about squeezing the tallest mountain on Earth into a square. [read]