Great Big Walk Day 39: To Makalu Base Camp (4870m)

To Makalu Base Camp (4870m)
Makalu Base Camp affords stunning views of its south face, with the south buttress of Makalu offering views of Baruntse (7220m), Everest and Lhotse. The Hillary and French base camps are far up the glacier, past Barun Pokhari, and these are now the traditional base camps used by climbing parties to Makalu. At the 5250m mark there is an outstanding view of Everest, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar as well as both the south-east and north ridges of Everest, along with the Kangshung Face and the South Col of Makalu looms above the ridge to the north.

Quote for the Day

I could walk a mile in your shoes, but I already know they’re just as uncomfortable as mine. Let’s walk next to each other instead…
Lynda Meyers

Did You Know?

Nepal only occupies about 0.1% of the landmass of the world but it possesses one of the richest genetic biodiversity on the planet.

Find Your Fit Fact

To get people more physically active during the workday, ParticipACTION is promoting Sneak It In Week during the week of April 7th.

It’s easy to participate.  Wear sneakers to work.  Walk to lunch.  Park a few blocks away.  Hit the pavement on your coffee break.  As long as your heart beats faster for 10 minutes, it really counts!  You’ll see how easy it can be to fit in more activity during your workday.  So get active and sneak it in.  You’ll be rewarded with a longer, happier, more fulfilling life!  We invite you to participate in this fun and worthwhile initiative!  Tools and resources are available on their website.

Activity Suggestion: There’s a Storm a’ Brewin’

Objective: Allow students to become more comfortable with each other while learning some scientific terms

Materials needed: None

Activity description: Jack Frost (Instructor) calls out actions and the students who do not complete the task fast enough become a minion of Jack Frost. Minions chase students that aren’t able to complete the task fast enough in the next round.


Windward Gale: Students run to the front of the gym

Leeward Gale: Students run to the back of the gym

Avalanche: Back to back with a partner with hands over face

Nightfall: Huddle together in groups of four

Quicken the Pace: Act out climbing a rope up a cliff-side

Icefall: Students duck and head towards a wall of the gym

Heavy snow: Students walk around the gym shielding their eyes as though                                     they were walking through a storm

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1 Response to Great Big Walk Day 39: To Makalu Base Camp (4870m)

  1. Tim Warren says:

    Howdy TA, Al Hancock is climbing Makalu this season. Did you guys meet up in Base Camp? Al is trying to be first Canadian! Best, Tim Warren

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