Expedition Itinerary Plan for Day 19:
Scree slopes and an icefall are tackled to gain the Amphu Labtsa (5700m). We now descend fixed ropes to the Imja Glacier and trek to our base camp for Island Peak.
Fun Fact of the Day
DID YOU KNOW?
Later renamed Imja Tse, the peak was originally called Island Peak as it looked like an island springing out of a sea of ice when viewed in Dingboche.
Today’s Activity: Spiky Ice Field (Trust walk)
Purpose: Have the student rely on each other to navigate and overcome obstacles
Materials Needed: Random obstructions (Hurdles, hula hoops, balls)
– Scatter the equipment all over the floor from one end of the activity area to the other
– Have the students work in pairs
– One partner is wears a blind fold while the other works as a guide to instruct their partner through the ice fall
– The instructing partner is not to touch their partner at any time.
– One partner is wears a blind fold while the other works as a guide to instruct their partner through the ice fall.
– Once they cross the ice fall (i.e., activity area) they switch places. If they touch an obstacle at any time they are to switch places, but they go back to the beginning.
– Make harder or easier by adding or subtracting equipment.
Was it hard to trust your partner? What did it feel like being the leader? What did it feel like being the follower? Why was communication so important?