Everest 3.0: Find Your Fit Friday

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! 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

There is this to be said for walking: it is the one method of human locomotion by which a man or woman proceeds erect, upright, proud and independent, not squatting on the haunches like a frog. Little boys love machines. Grown-up men and women like to walk.
Edward Abbey

Did You Know?

The snow capped mountains of Nepal were named Himalaya because the word translates as “the abode of snow”.

Find Your Fit Fact

Walking helps those people who have diabetes. Walking for about 30 minutes a day helps to prevent type 2 diabetes and also helps to balance out blood sugar levels for those with the disease.

Activity Suggestion:

Warm-up: Icefall Trail Tag

Equipment:

  • No equipment required

Background Information: When on climbing expeditions it is important for the climbers’ safety to stay on the designated trail, like the icefall train on Everest. This trail can change every year and even several times a year. The trail is mapped out by the professional sherpa’s for the safest route to climb. Staying on the designated trail can reduce the chance of coming upon dangerous situations like a crevasse (deep cracks in the ice).

Instructions: Choose 1-2 student to be ‘it’, who have to tag the other students. In this tag game (like pac man tag), the students and taggers must stay on the lines on the gym floor, representing the icefall trails. Choose 1-2 student to be ‘it’; they must try to tag the other students, who then becomes the new person ‘it’. Explain to the students that when changing lines it must be at an intersection, no jumping from line to line.

 

Activity: Across the Crevasse

Equipment:

  • 2 mats per group

Background Information: A crevasse is a deep crack in the ice that are commonly seen on Everest that climbers’ must cross over safely. Climbers’ will use ladders to climb over the crevasse that go from one edge to the other.

Instructions: In this activity the student will imitate crossing over a crevasse with their teammates. Using 2 mats per team they must go across the crevasse (from on end of the gym to the other) while staying on the mats and not touching the floor. The team must work together to figure out how to more across the gym successfully and safely, imitating crossing a crevasse. If a student touches the floor the whole team must start over. The first team to reach the end of the gym wins, as they are the first team to cross the crevasse successfully and safely.

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