Monthly Archives: April 2016

Everest 3.0: Around Town in Namche Bazaar

Since the 3G cell service here in Namche is so good, I am taking advantage and sending out a second post so the schools who are following the expedition can get a sense of Namche. The Main Street has many … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Up and Down

This was an active acclimatization day meaning we hiked up from Namche to an elevation of about 3884 meters. As you can see from the picture, the hike brought us another amazing view of Everest. We could also see Lhotse … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Experience Nepal

Quote of the Day: “Climb mountains not so the world can see you but so you can see the world” – David Mccullough Jr. Did You  Know? Mount Everest is over 60 million years old. Activity Suggestion: Experience Nepal! Objective: … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: First View

I realized I didn’t include a significant moment from today in my earlier update and I can’t wait until tomorrow to share it so please forgive the multiple posts. We saw Everest for the first time on this trip today. … Continue reading

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Audio Post Namche Bazaar – Everest 3.0 Day 7

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:27.80412 Longitude:86.70988 GPS location Date/Time:04/18/2016 07:23:21 NDT Message:Everest 3.0: This is TA’s location on Everest. Send warm wishes & good thoughts. To the summit & safe return! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/WCU1T/27.80412N/86.70988E If … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Nepal, Newfoundland, and the Namche Hill

This update is sponsored by the letter, N. As I hiked towards the Namche Hill (the first major hill of the trek), I contemplated the similarities between Newfoundlanders & Labradorians and Nepalis. I see great strength, resilience, and ability to … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Several Kilometres in Dendi’s Shoes

This was the scene I was trying to describe during the last part of my audio update. How did I do? We landed in Lukla about 8:00 am and stopped in for a cup of coffee while waiting for our … Continue reading

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Audio Post Monjo – Everest 3.0 Day 6

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Everest 3.0: Fly or Don’t Fly, There is no Try

This is the plane I came close to flying in today. It’s a new plane on the block with a new Nepali airline called Goma Air. Unfortunately, the weather never cleared at Lukla, so I didn’t get to learn what … Continue reading

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Audio Post Kathmandu – Everest 3.0 Day 4

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Everest 3.0: All Ready to Go

[everest 3.0] [climb, Nepal, school curriculum, seven summits] Our team has all arrived safe and sound in Kathmandu. I am pleased to introduce you from left to right: Hugo (team leader), Ade, TA, Amit, Dendi (team manager) and Bill. It’s … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: 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. Quote for the Day “Everyone … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Where is the World is TA?

Quote of the Day: “Life is like a mountain, hard to climb, but worth the amazing view from the top” – Unknown Did You Know?  Mount Everest is made from shale, limestone and marble. Activity Suggestion: Where in the World … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Packing, Pizza, Pedestrians, and Prayer Wheels

Today’s update is sponsored by the letter P. My Sherpa name is Pherba. I was born on a Thursday. Have you discovered what name you might have been called if you were born into Sherpa culture? I heard that the … Continue reading

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Audio Post Kathmandu – Everest 3.0 Day 3

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Everest 3.0: Beginning Anew

I was asking Raj about the Nepali calendar since today is the first day of the new year 2073. If you look on the calendar above, you will see a small red Nepali number; it is the number one. Those … Continue reading

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Audio Post Kathmandu-Everest 3.0 Day 2

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Everest 3.0: Outdoor Activity Exploration

Quote of the Day: “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top” – Yvon Chouinard Did you Know? Everest grows by a quarter of an inch every year. Activity Suggestion: What’s Your Favourite Outdoor Activity? Objective: … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Arrival and Happy New Year 2073

After 24 hours in the travel bardo, I was spit out in Kathmandu without bags and sat phone. The bags have since arrived but I’m really not sure if the sat phone ever will. Let’s just say I had some … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Training for Everest

Quote of the Day: “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Edmund Hillary Did You Know? Last year an earthquake moved Mount Everest by 3 centimeters. Activity Suggestion: Training for Everest Objective: Students … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:27.71095 Longitude:85.32435 GPS location Date/Time:04/12/2016 03:52:03 NDT Message:Everest 3.0: This is TA’s location on Everest. Send warm wishes & good thoughts. To the summit & safe return! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/V_ysD/27.71095N/85.32435E If … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Find Your Sherpa Name

Quote of the Day: “You do not climb a mountain like everest by trying to race ahead on your own, or by competing with your comrades. You do it slowly are carefully, by unselfish teamwork. Certainly I wanted to reach … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

The bags are zipped…and here’s what they are zipped with…click here for some musical accompaniment… Here’s what I packed for my head…two warm hats, a balaclava, sun hat, two buffs and two headlamps (important items get redundancy. Here’s what I … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Hello from your Everest Curriculum Team!

Dear Educators, We are your Mount Everest Curriculum Team! We have designed daily Everest material with grades 4-6 in mind but everyone is welcome to participate! For each day of T.A.’s expedition you will find a “Quote of the Day”, … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Looking Back, Looking Ahead…Conversations about Climbing and More

Still in the bardo…two wonderful send-offs have me feeling well loved and well appreciated.  Thanks to all the folks who came to the Wednesday evening presentation on trekking at high altitude.  It was great to spend the evening with you … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Dragging Tires up the Hill, and Other Life Lessons with a Mountaineer

“It was a sleety, windy Saturday morning about three weeks ago. I was alone. I had hiked up from Cuckold’s Cove and had just broken out onto the hardtop of Signal Hill Road. I was heading downhill, and coming uphill … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Of Boots and the Bardo

I just put wax on my boots. It’s one of my pre-expedition rituals and it serves many purposes. It helps preserve the leather on my boots. It helps with waterproofing the leather to keep my feet dry. It helps signal … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: An Invitation to Schools, Teachers, and Students to Participate (and everyone else too)

Please consider yourselves invited. I am leaving on April 10, 2016 for my Everest 3.0 expedition There is the wonderful opportunity to follow along on my Everest expedition. Each day from April 11-June 3, there will be 2 to 3 … Continue reading

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