Find Your Fit! is a provincial physical activity promotions/communications campaign designed to get individuals motivated and moving towards healthy, active living. The Find Your Fit! website is an excellent resource for physical activity throughout the lifespan. You are also invited to join the Great Big Walk on the Walkabout Website if you would like to log your steps along with us. Walking is an excellent and simple way to find your fit.
Trek to Dingboche (4360m)
We trek to Dingboche and our comfortable private campsite. Over the past
week we have made crossings of some of the most challenging terrain found in the Himalaya. From our camp we have excellent views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Chukung Peak and Imja Tse (6189m) are had from both in the valley or from the ridge above the camp. Massive glaciers drape beneath cliffs that soar up to 3,500 metres in this dramatic valley.
Quote for the Day
Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase. ~Joseph Pilates
Did You Know?
The Sherpas are an ethnic group from mostly the eastern mountainous part of Nepal. Many are employed by mountain expeditions as they do not suffer the effect of altitude and due to their genetics and upbringing. Many groups refer to their porters as Sherpas.
Find Your Fit Fact
Walking improves physical function. Research shows that walking improves fitness and physical function and prevents physical disability in older persons.
Activity Suggestion: Everest Rescue
(Dingboche is very close to the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic at Pheriche)
Objective: To get your entire team to safety
Materials Needed: Per group: 1 scooter and one mat. Also one general mat in the center of the gym. Rope to tie onto the scooter
The activity is done by diving the class into four groups with one scooter and one mat in each corner of the gym. Each group is stranded on their mat and must get rescued by getting from their mat to the mat in the center of the gym. The first member starts on the scooter and rides to their safety mat. Once there, they slide the scooter back to their group members on the central mat (while holding onto the rope attached). The next group member then sits on the scooter, and is pulled to the safety mat by the person who was just rescued. This is repeated until the entire team has been rescued safely.