Great Big Walk Day 59: Cross Tashi Labsta (5760m) to Trakarding Glacier (4735m)

Cross Tashi Labsta (5760m) to Trakarding Glacier (4735m)
The weather, snow and glacier conditions will play a large part in how difficult the route will be. We climb up steadily through several rock and ice gullies to reach the pass where we are treated with a superb new vista of mountains. Few of these peaks have been climbed, nor do they have a formal name, and they are not open to foreigners. It is one of the least accessible parts of the Nepal Himalaya. Tengi Ragi Tau and Pharchamo tower above and mark the gap to the pass; both are captivating in their form with their sheer ice and rock faces. We need to make a long, steady trek along the rock/snow and descend crevassed snow slopes to the Trakarding glacier. There are several sections that usually require some scrambling on rock and ice. The pass achieved, we enjoy the thrill of where we are, sandwiched between two fabulous regions and mountain ranges.

Quote for the Day

Ever wonder where you’d end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?  ~Robert Brault

Did You Know?

Nepal has eight of the world’s 10 tallest mountains including the tallest Mount Everest, as well as over 240 peaks standing over 6000 meters.

Find Your Fit Fact

Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

Activity Suggestion: Yeti Tag Revisited

Objective: To get the students active while learning to avoid obstacles.

Materials needed: None

Activity Description:

– Select a group of kids (4-5) to start as “Yeti’s”, they have the power to “Yetify” the other players by tagging them.

–  Yeti’s must move around the gymnasium by walking only

–  The other students must run to avoid them

–  When a player is tagged, that student is now a Yeti. The game ends when everyone has become a Yeti.


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