Climbing Ama Dablam Day 11: First Climb to Advanced Base Camp (5350 m.)

After our final preparations for our first foray up the hill, we will have an early lunch at Base Camp. We start along the easy trail and then gradually gain height along the ridge as we pass the old airfield at Mingbo. There are a couple of steeper sections that will get the lungs going, and then the angle eases off for the final 30 minutes to Advance Base Camp, which is sited on some flat platforms created at around 5,350m.

Did You Know?

Some of the major rivers in the world originate from the Himalayas including The Yangtze River, The Brahmaputra and The Ganges.

Find Your Fit Fact

If you don’t have many friends who walk, you might want to consider joining a walker’s club. This allows you to make new friends and surround yourself with people who might want to achieve some of the same things as you.

Find Your Fit Activity Suggestion: Yeti Tag

Materials Needed: Pinnies for taggers.

Activity Description: Starting with 2-5 people being “it” (depending on numbers); the taggers must walk around with their knees and elbows straight, walking like a Yeti. When a tagger tags someone, they become a yeti as well. The game keeps going until everyone is a yeti.

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