A Rest and Acclimatization Day
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. Makalu looms above the ridge to the north.
Quote for the Day
We never know the journey another person has walked, so be kind to everyone.
― Lynette Mather
Did You Know?
Cows are sacred in Nepal and are not eaten. Because the animal is holy, all traffic yields way to the animal and it can quite often cause a traffic jam if it stops within a highway.
Find Your Fit Fact
Not only can a walk perk you up when you need it, but also it helps improve the quality of your sleep, so you’re more energetic all day long.
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: Expedition Team Line Up
As you are making your way across a glacier, you and your expedition team are tied into a climbing rope so everyone can travel safety. For this ice breaker, we are going to form our expedition line by doing a simple task.
Pass out a card to each student in which they cannot show anyone else around them what card they have. The students must arrange themselves in numerical order as well as suit order i.e. all hearts, then diamonds, spades and then clubs along the climbing rope/line on the gym.
- They have to use non verbal cues to organize themselves in order
- The cannot show their card to anyone
Note: To make it easier just give everyone a number or they first letter of their name. To make it harder get them to order themselves by birthdays.