Great Big Walk Day 53: To Renjo La High Camp (5200m)

To Renjo La high camp
We trek around Gokyo Lake to set up our wilderness camp below the Renjo La pass ready for our crossing tomorrow.

Quote for the Day

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.  ~Aldous Huxley

Did You Know?

A pivotal moment in Nepal’s history was the birth of the Buddha. Prince Siddharta Gautama (563-483 B.C.), of Lumbini, forswore his royal life and devoted himself to spirituality. He became known as the Buddha, or “the enlightened one.”

Find Your Fit Fact

Walking is free. Unlike most other forms of exercise, all walking requires is a pair of good walking shoes. Walk in the park; on the road; up the stairs; on a treadmill; in a long corridor, it really doesn’t matter. You don’t need expensive equipment or a partner to do this. So if you’re in the mood for a good, safe workout, just start walking!

Activity Suggestion: Sherpa Says

Objective: To get the students active and used to listening to commands.

Activity Description: Students are to scatter around the general area but close enough that they can hear the directions from the “Sherpa”. When “Sherpa Says” a command the students must do the action. For example “Sherpa Says: Run around the general space”. However to test the attention of your students you may frame a question without the “Sherpa Says” framing to see who does the action. The object of the game is only move when the Sherpa says the command.

Framing of the game could be build around the following guideline. On Mount Everest listening to your Sherpa is very important. Your Sherpa is there to protect you and keep you safe. When I say Sherpa Says you should do the command, when I do not say Sherpa Says you should not, as you should only listen to your Sherpa who is the person who is interested is your safety.


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