Find Your Fit! is a provincial physical activity promotions/communications campaign designed to get individuals motivated and moving towards healthy, active living. The Find Your Fit! website is an excellent resource for physical activity throughout the lifespan. You are also invited to join the Great Big Walk on the Walkabout Website if you would like to log your steps along with us. Walking is an excellent and simple way to find your fit.
Today we Commence the Sanku Link of the GHT from Olangchun Gola to Pass Camp (4453m)
Commence Sanku link of the GHT from Olangchun Gola to Pass Camp (4453m). The Great Himalaya Trail crosses the rugged wilderness of the Lumbha Sambha to the Makalu region. From Olangchun Gola we head in a northerly direction, crossing the Tamor Khola and travelling up the Dingsamba Khola. The trail then ascends through rhododendron forest to a valley and then another smaller valley beyond gained by climbing over a rock band.
Quote for the Day
Walking shares with making and working that crucial element of engagement of the body and the mind with the world, of knowing the world through the body and the body through the world.
― Rebecca Solnit
Did You Know?
The Himalayas are one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world.
Find Your Fit Fact
It’s good to have a hat when walking as it shields your face and head from the sun and thus can keep you cooler (which usually translates into being able to longer distances).
Activity Suggestion: Snowstorm Escape!
The Sherpa people are a group of people native to eastern Nepal that live high in the Himalayan Mountains. They have been helping climbers climb the highest mountains in the world since climbing expeditions began in Nepal. Sherpa comes from the words “shar” for east and “pa” for people.
Objectives: This lesson is about leadership and co-operation. The lesson will be aimed at having one student lead a smaller group of students to a common goal. The student in charge will have to use vocal directions as well and physical aid to help the students reach a common goal. To have students use a variety of words and actions to help guide their fellow students to a common goal. This activity will also help students work on their leadership skills, talking to a small group of students, giving instructions and being responsible for them.
Materials needed: You will need a long rope, blindfolds or bandanas, things to create and obstacle course (hoops, balls, cones, benches)
Tell the students that they will be going on a hike to the base of Mount Makalu. They will be guided by their Sherpa, who grew up in Nepal and is very familiar with the area. As they begin their journey, they will get caught in a blinding snow storm. For safety, their Sherpa will have them hold onto the rope so nobody gets lost in the storm. All the students will be blindfolded except the Sherpa (because they are so familiar with the area they know where they are going), and all will hold onto the rope. It is the goal of the Sherpa to guide them all to safety.
Have obstacles set up around the gym from one end to the other. The students must cross the gym to safety in the blinding snow storm. Obstacles can be anything the students can go around, climb over, under or through. There does not have to be a set path, it is up to the Sherpa to lead the climbers safely through the storm. The students must not let go of the rope or they will become lost in the storm forever. Once the students have reached the other side of the gym then it becomes someone else’s turn to become the Sherpa.