Peaks and Passes Day 5: April 19

Expedition Itinerary Plan for Day 5:

A long day mostly uphill to cross the Zatrwa La (4600m) and descend to Tuli Kharka a high pasture above the Hinku valley. Camp (4320m).

Fun Fact of the Day


Nepal experiences a monsoon season which runs from the end of June to mid September during which 80% of the annual rain falls.

Today’s Activity

Human Knot:

–   If the group is really big, split them into smaller groups. Too many people in a human knot can make the activity extremely difficult. Groups of 10-12 are ideal.

–   Arrange group members in a circle, standing shoulder to shoulder.

– Tell everyone to put their right hand up in the air, and then grab the hand of someone across the circle from them.

– Everyone then puts their left hand up in the air and grabs the hand of a different person.

– Check to make sure that everyone is holding the hands of two different people and that they are not holding hands with someone directly next to them.

– Tell group members to untangle themselves to make a circle without breaking the chain of hands.

–  If group members break the chain they need to start over.

How could you make the activity harder? How could you make it easier? Why is communication so important?

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1 Response to Peaks and Passes Day 5: April 19

  1. Mr. D's Grade 4 Class says:

    Hi TA,
    I’m glad everything is going good. My grade 4 class had a few questions.
    How do Yak Burgers taste?
    How many people are in your group?
    What does the Tech Box look like?
    Is it very cold so far on the climb and what special types of clothes do you wear?
    Will your food be hot when you climb and if so, how do you heat it?
    You are a real inspiration to everyone.
    Mr. D’s Class

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