Great Big Walk Day 48: Cross Amphu Labsta (5845m) to Chukung (4730m)

Cross Amphu Labsta (5845m) to Chukung (4730m)
An alpine start for our pass crossing. The approach to the pass from the Honku is deceptive. Facing east and southward there is much more sun and little snow, just a collection of rocks that gradually lead up to the gap we travel through. On the north facing side we find steep slopes of snow that we must take care to descend by fixed ropes to the snow basins below and subsequent moraine and alpine valley beyond. The views from this 5845m pass crossing to the peaks of Khumbu are unmatched. Any spare moment whilst we are climbing and descending will allow us to appreciate the spectacle of the peaks of the region. This will take 10 to 12 hours.

Quote for the Day

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart. ~Gene Tunney

Did You Know?

Sir Edmund Hillary’s son Peter successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Everest in 1990.

Find Your Fit Fact

Walking in short bouts improves fitness, too! A study of sedentary women showed that short bouts of brisk walking (three 10-minute walks per day) resulted in similar improvements in fitness and were at least as effective in decreasing body fatness as long bouts (one 30-minute walk per day).

Activity Suggestion: Supply Earnings

Objective: To get students thinking in a quick paced environment. This game is designed to get students to draw upon knowledge in a high pressure race like situation.

Materials Needed: Per group 5 bean bags of 5 different colors.

The object of the game is for students to do mathematical conversions to earn supplies. There is to be five trail lengths which the students must convert to centimeters, meters and kilometers. When they have the correct answer they must run to the teacher with the answer. Each correct answer gives them a corresponding color bean bag. Once all 5 bean bags are collected the group has all the supplies needed to climb Everest.


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