Hey this is TA calling in from Day 30 of the great big walk. We are located about 100 m below the Molun Pokhari. Pokhari is the name for lake in Nepali and Molun is the name of this particular one. Many pokhari’s in Nepal are considered sacred so we are staying here at this spot which is a lovely place to camp. It’s got what is an amazing view of snow caps (inaudible) to respect the sacredness of the Molun pokhari. We are at an elevation of about 3814 m above sea level. We gained about 700 m today and the theme of my talk today is snow day. I love snow days and we’ve had a couple different kinds of snow days here. In Newfoundland and Labrador we have snow days in winter time when we have severe storms and school kids sometimes will sleep with their pyjamas on backwards and sometimes they will put (inaudible) under the pillows so that they don’t have to go to school that day. We didn’t have that kind of snow at first. We had a snow day where basically all of the 700m that we gained today were in the snow. So lakpa and Chandra set to early to start making those steps and once everything was all packed up we headed out (inaudible) gradually we caught up with some of the (inaudible) and eventually they just let us pass. So we headed out we caught some of the folks and so they had us (inaudible) since our loads are so much less.
We could help improve those steps. Stepping in rhythm and making our way as we go and trying to improve the steps for those of us coming behind. So we were climbing for about 3 hours trying to take good care of lips and our face skin with lots of sunscreen and lip balm because it was sunny when we started out and then topped out at this wonderful spot where we’ve got camp and we can see views across the valley and it ended up being a second kind of snow day in that we finished at about 11 am and that usually doesn’t happen to us often. So we get kind of a snow day in the afternoon to just relax. I here ray listening to music, we’re doing blog posts to send off to world expedition and we had a most wonderful lunch. So its two kind of snow days here. Marian again, this is the kind of day that I think the fitbit has a little bit of challenge in picking up our efforts. Marian had 3 178 steps, 51 floors, 2.21 km. I was the step winner today with 5 504, all those good little steps I was trying to repair, 49 floors, 3.64 km. In reality the floors probably should’ve been closer to 210 given how many meters we gained. Cam had 2 930 steps. 2.5 km but we’re all happily tucked in to the afternoon. Our tents are up. The view is gorgeous and we’re wishing you all the best from the great big walk and we will catch you either later today or tomorrow, based on all those texts we just pulled in. Thanks and have a great day. Bye!
Total Steps for TA: 5 504 steps, 49 floors
Total Steps for Marian: 3 178 steps, 51 floors
Total Distance for TA: 3.64 km
Total Distance for Marian: 2.21 km
Great Big Walk acknowledges the support of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement in making these updates from the field possible.