Climbing Ama Dablam Day 20: Trek to Dzonghla (4843 m) & Find Your Fit Friday

Trek to Dzonghla. This is the same route we followed in section two of the GHT this past spring. Lots of memories of our camping trek with Carm, Ray, Paul, Ed, Bill, our guides Juddha and Balram, our climbing sherpas Lhakpa, Lhakpa and Lhakpa and the rest of our awesome Nepali team.

Did You Know?

The Himalaya mountain range came about as the result of tectonic plate motions that collided India into Tibet.

Happy Find Your Fit Friday! Find Your Fit! is a provincial physical activity promotions/communications campaign designed to get individuals motivated and moving towards healthy, active living. The Find Your Fit! website is an excellent resource for physical activity throughout the lifespan.

Happy Find Your Fit Friday to ALL!  TA is the ambassador for  Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador's Find Your Fit Campaign.  How are you finding your fit?

Happy Find Your Fit Friday to ALL! TA is the ambassador for Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s Find Your Fit Campaign. How are you finding your fit?

Find Your Fit Fact

Another mistake people make when they start their walking program is they don’t drink enough water. Adequate hydration is essential to reaping the benefits of a walking program and so it is important drink enough water each day.

Find Your Fit Activity Suggestion: Snow Leopards and Pandas

Outcomes/Goals: To teach students how to work cooperatively and cohesively as group members. It also gives them an awareness of how important it is to make smart environmental choices. These choices can essentially help preserve our planet’s resources in the long run. Explain to students that for various reasons (climate change, overhunting, etc.) there are many endangered species throughout the world. In Nepal, the endangered Snow Leopard and Panda can be found. Since these animals are very unique the students should enjoy playing their roles as they pretend to roam around the mountains in this tag activity. Just like mountain climbing, it will involve cooperation and teamwork in order for the students to be successful in the activity.

Materials Needed: 1-3 pinnies ; 5-8 hoola hoops ; 3-4 scooters

Activity Description:A few “snow leopards” (2-4) are chosen. At the signal, the snow leopards will move around and try to tag the pandas. When tagged, the pandas must lay on their backs with their feet and hands in the air. At this point, the pandas that have not been tagged can try to rescue their fellow pandas by getting 2 pandas to put the hurt panda on a scooter. They must then escort the hurt panda, while being in contact with them, to the nearest den (hoola hoop). When the two pandas are touching the “hurt panda”, they are safe and cannot be tagged by the snow leopards. After the panda is placed down in their den, all three pandas (1 rescued plus 2 helpers) have 2 seconds to get away before they can be tagged by the snow leopards. The game is over when all the pandas have been tagged and are laying on their backs; leopards are changed when the game is over.

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