Great Big Walk Day 47: Amphu Labsta Base (5400m)

A Rest and Acclimatization Day
A new vista of peaks span out before us including Ama Dablam to the distant west, and many unnamed peaks. Amphu Labsta Base Camp is set close to the rocks that lead up to the pass.

Quote for the Day

My most memorable hikes can be classified as ‘Shortcuts that Backfired’.
Edward Abbey

Did You Know?

Only 16% of the land in Nepal is arable land ie. land that is suitable for farming purposes.

Find Your Fit Fact

Walking improves fitness. Walking just three times a week for 30 minutes can significantly increase cardiorespiratory fitness.

Activity Suggestion: Crevasse Crossing

Objective: To get students moving and thinking; to get them to come up with strategies on how to cross over a separation in the floor which depicts the crevasses you will encounter on Mount Everest.  To do this they must get one person at a time across the “crevasse”, while getting all the equipment to the other side as well.

Materials Needed:  Per group; 2 cones, 1 mat, 1 rope, 1 hockey stick, 1 ball, 1 bean bag.

The object of the game is for each team to get across the crevasse without falling into it.  Also you have to get all your equipment across the crevasse.  If any part of the students body touches the space between the cones (known as the crevasse), they have to drop what equipment they have and return to the starting shore.  Students have to figure out how to use the equipment to cross the crevasse.  The fun part is once one or two students get across they have to send it back to the other side somehow.  Many times they will get stuck and have to rescued by another student on another piece of equipment.  It forces the students to work  strategically together as a group.


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