Climbing Ama Dablam Day 9: Rest and Technical Skills Day

This is a rest and technical training day. We have a very thorough session on the use of jumars, belay devices, prussiks and appropriate techniques for dealing with fixed ropes. It is very good to put all this in to practise one last time before we start to use these skills for real. We also cover radio procedures, mountain skills and have a look at the comprehensive first aid kit.

Did You Know?

Namaste means I salute the God in you. The same greeting is also used in neighbouring India.

Find Your Fit Fact

Walking helps you live a longer life. A study on about 8000 people in Honolulu, Hawaii found that walking just three kilometers a day can help decrease the risk of death by about half. Other studies have yielded similar results.

Find Your Fit Activity Suggestion: Mountaineers Tail

Outcome: Students will have to find creative ways to communicate with their fellow classmates, work as a team, and raise their energy levels.

Materials: 3 Bandanas or scarves

Setup: N/A

Rules and procedures:

The activity will begin by defining the boundaries for the activity. Divide the group into at least 3 teams. Each team forms a train by holding on to each others’ shoulders. The person at the back of each line gets a “Mountaineers Tail” (bandana or scarf). The tail is tucked into their back pocket so it is sticking out. The object is for the head of the Mountaineer Train to grab the tail of another Mountaineer Train, while at the same time protecting its own tail.

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