Great Big Walk Day 43: To Sherpani Col Base Camp (5700m)

To Sherpani Col Base Camp (5700m)
We have 2 days to position ourselves for the crossing of the Sherpani & West Cols.
As we near the Sherpani Col base camp the trail is much less defined and with more boulder hopping, and now that we are climbing high cloud may obscure the trail. We camp high at the snout of the glacier at 5688m with the Sherpani Col 3 hours above us.

Quote for the Day

Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance.
Jack Kerouac

Did You Know?

The temperatures at the top of Mount Everest are typically around 36 degrees below zero in the winter and can drop as low as 60 degrees below.

Find Your Fit Fact

Walking strengthens your heart if you’re male. In one study, mortality rates among retired men who walked less than one mile per day were nearly twice that among those who walked more than two miles per day.

Walking strengthens your heart if you’re female. Women in the Nurse’s Health Study (72,488 female nurses) who walked three hours or more per week reduced their risk of a heart attack or other coronary event by 35% compared with women who did not walk.

Activity Suggestion: Base Race

  • Mark the boundaries of the area with the hula hoops; 1 hoop in each corner of the gym, and 1 hula hoop in between the 2 corners on the longest side of the gym.
  • Split the class up so that each hoop has an even number of people.
  • The tagger must begin by standing in the center circle of the gym.
  • The person designating as the tagger yells “Get to Base Camp!”  Once this is said, everyone must run to a different hoop.
  • If someone is caught, they become a tagger along with the previous tagger(s).
  • The game ends when everyone is caught.

*This game replicates the different base camps spread throughout different elevations of Mount Everest, which provide shelter and warmth and a place to eat for the climbers.


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One Response to Great Big Walk Day 43: To Sherpani Col Base Camp (5700m)

  1. Joan Andrews says:

    As the days pass, I feel as though I can’t start my day without hearing about you girls on the great big Walk. I look forward to hearing about your challenges and can almost feel your love of the mountains . I once sat next to TA at my friend Mary Russels and watched with her as she traveled along on computer with a friend who was about to reach the top of Everest . Oh how she cheered him on and jumped for joy as he reached his goal. It was wonderful to watch. Now I feel as though I experiencing those feelings. I watch and cheer and now my friends ask me how TA and the team are doing and I am able to parlay the info . Thanks So much for this adventure , stay safe , and and know I am praying for your happiness and safe return.

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