Climbing Ama Dablam Day 16: Recce to Camp Two

Another easy start to the day. After breakfast and plenty of hot drinks, we’ll put the harnesses on and recce the route along towards Camp 2. The route is fabulous and is on great rock. The majority of the going is very pleasant scrambling and there are a couple of sections of easy climbing. After mooching as far as we fancy along the ropes we’ll return to Camp 1 to get the stoves on again. This will be our second night at Camp 1.

Did You Know?

Nepal has the highest lake in the world at a height of 4800 meters.

Find Your Fit Fact

You should also avoid looking down as you are walking. Sometimes this can be difficult in areas where there is heavy snowfall or tricky terrain. Good posture is important so as to avoid getting a sore back.

Find Your Fit Activity Suggestion: Mountain Climbers

Objective: This is a fun activity that will integrate math as well as demonstrate the thrill and excitement of successfully climbing a mountain. This is great for larger classes but can also be done with small class sizes. In this activity students will get a understanding of how hard it is to “climb a mountain”, and also the joy that comes along with summitting a mountain. This game can use a variety of locomotion skills, combined with math skills, which makes it a great activity to use in PE class.

Materials needed:

  • 15 hoops
  • 15 dice
  • 6 cones
  • 8 hurdles

Activity Description:

Setup for this activity will probably take a few minutes so it would be better to set up prior to class. Start by placing the 15 hoops, of 5 different colors in a mountain/pyramid shape (i.e. 5 in the first row, then 4, then 3 and so on) in the middle of the gym. In each hoop place 2 dice. Place four cones on the four corners of the gym and two at the base of the mountain to signify the starting point. Place the eight hurdles, four on each long side of the gym.

To start, have the students make two lines in front of each of the bottom 5 hoops. The first two students from each line will move into the hoops to start. One student will roll the two dices and add their product, and the other student will do the same. Whichever student rolls the higher product gets to move to the second set of hoops as he or she climbs the mountain and waits to be joined by another student. The student who rolls the lesser product, will have to do a full lap around the gym, hopping over the obstacles (hurdles). Once they do a lap around the gym, they will join a line and wait to “climb the mountain” again. The game continues this way until two players finally reach the peak of the mountain with only one winning and successfully completing the mountain.

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One Response to Climbing Ama Dablam Day 16: Recce to Camp Two

  1. Paul Bucca says:

    Be sure and take a picture of the three Cols we crossed last year!
    Paul Bucca

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