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Everest 3.0: Out of the Fog, Flights to Nowhere, and Seeing the Mountain Blush

It’s been a foggy day here. Reminiscent of many other foggy days. One in particular, where I had a flight to Halifax. We took off in fog and flew almost all the way to Halifax but couldn’t land. We turned … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Thank you for your Participation

We have come to the end of the Everest 3.0 Curriculum and we (the curriculum team and I) thank you for your participation! If you enjoyed following The Everest 3.0 Expedition, we invite you to continue following  T.A. on future … 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 Walking … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: How Far Did TA Travel?

Quote of the Day: “You know what they say, man. It’s not the altitude, it’s the attitude” – Scott Fischer Did You Know? It takes 40 days to climb Everest to give the body time to adjust to the high … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: T.A.’s Backpack

Quote of the Day: “I’m climbing Mount Everest… because I can… because to be able to climb that high and see that kind of beauty that nobody ever sees, it’d be a crime not to” – Doug Hansen Did You … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Risks Climbing Mount Everest

Quote of the Day: “The mountain is not in your way, it is your way” – Unknown Did You Know?  There are no plants above 5,750 meters on Mount Everest. Activity Suggestion: Whiteout, Wind Storm, Avalanche!! There are many risks … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Storytelling

Quote of the Day: “There is a yeti [or fear] in the back of everyone’s mind; but the blessed are not haunted by it.” [Old Sherpa wisdom] Did You Know? There are two main climbing routes of Mount Everest; the southeast … 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 There … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Explorer Scavenger Hunt

Quote of the Day: “Sometimes we worry a little too much about the height of the mountain before us when we should be thankful to be given the opportunity of climbing it” – Kiplimo Chemirmir Did you Know? More than … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Pemba Summits and Team Update

Congrats to Pemba on his first Everest summit last night. He was our youngest Sherpa on the team and he worked very hard for us. I’m glad he was able to make the top as it will be very beneficial … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Bill’s Summit Bid is Tonight and Thanks to Some Schools

Summit Bid Tonight Here is the latest from my teammates: Bill and Ade woke to clear weather on Wednesday morning and set off for the South Col. Ade decided it would be best to return to camp and rest and … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Raccoon Circles

Quote of the Day: “One climbs a mountain not to conquer it, but to be lifted away from the earth up into the sky” – Russell Banks Did You Know? The world’s tallest building and the tallest man-made structure at … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Eating the Weeds

I spent much of Sunday in the garden with Marian preparing our plot for planting in a few weeks. We were doing some weeding…and I had a few thoughts…I’ll get back to those in a bit after a few updates. … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Weather on the Mountain

Quote of the Day: “The best view comes after the hardest climb” – Unknown Did You Know? During the climbing season (May) the average temperature is -20C Activity Suggestion: Weather Research Using a computer search the weather is like today … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Sherpa Says

Quote of the Day: “People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest. You hit what you aim at, and if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time” – Zig Ziglar … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Dear Students and Teachers

Dear Students and Teachers, I wanted to let everyone know I am home now. I got home Friday evening and it’s been good for me to meet up with so many family and friends, to share stories from the mountain, … 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 I … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Mount Everest Crossword Puzzle

Quote of the Day: “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was” – Dag Hammarskjold Did You Know? Marco Siffredi and Stefan Gatt were the first two … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Bringing the Mountain Home

I’m just a few hours I will begin flying home. The time to sit, stare out the window, and reflect on this entire experience is welcomed. So much has happened in both the past week and month that the travel … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Everest B.I.N.G.O.

Quote of the Day: “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books” – John Lubbock Did you Know? … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Journey’s End for Now

When I awoke this morning, I got a glimmer of optimism and thought I felt a bit better. I even tried to plot out whether I could fly in tomorrow or the next day to meet my trekking friends. Within … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Fourth Toothbrush and Hanging with Young Ones

I received my fourth toothbrush of the trip today from Raj’s wife. They’ve taken me into their home to give me respite from hotel life and food as I try to recover enough to make a plan. I still needed … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Clothing

Quote of the Day: “It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks” –Unknown Did You Know? Moni Mule Pati and Pem Dorjee Sherpa, got married on top of the … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: When in Doubt, Get a Hair Cut

                  What did one volcano say to the other? I lava you!  Thanks to the Grade Four students at Mary Queen of Peace for sending along some get well/cheer me up cards … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Nepali Food

Quote of the Day: “If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable” ― Richelle E. Goodrich Did you Know?  In 2011 the first tweet was sent by Kenton Cool – “ Everest summit no … Continue reading

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Audio Post Kathmandu – Everest 3.0 Day 27

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Everest 3.0: Third Toothbrush and Other Such Odometer Moments

I brushed my teeth with my third toothbrush of the trip this morning. For awhile, I couldn’t remember why I needed a second but it just came to me, my bags were initially delayed when I got to Kathmandu. I … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: How Did I Get from Here to Here?

This was my view from early this morning! Awesome view of Pumori, eh? This was my view a few hours later. Bottom line. I’ll be fine. Bottom line, I have no idea what this will mean for the bigger picture … 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 Getting … Continue reading

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Audio Post Camp 2 – Everest 3.0 Day 25

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Everest 3.0: Explore Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Quote of the Day: “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” – William Feather Did You Know? There are a total of 18 climbing routes on Everest. Activity Suggestion: Explore … Continue reading

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Audio Post Camp 3 – Everest 3.0 Day 24

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Everest 3.0: Sensory Awareness

Quote of the Day: “Mountaineering is more of a quest for self-fulfilment than a victory over others or over nature. The true mountaineer knows that he has not conquered a mountain by standing on its summit for a few fleeting … Continue reading

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Audio Post Camp 2 Acclimatization Hike – Everest 3.0 Day 23

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Everest 3.0: Food on the Mountain

  Quote of the Day: “Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” – Theodore Roethke Did You Know?  The only one person has climbed all four sides of Everest, Kushang Sherpavvv … Continue reading

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Audio Post Camp 2 – Everest 3.0 Day 22

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Everest 3.0: Everest Word Search

Quote of the Day: “Every mountain top is within reach, so just keep climbing” – Barry Finlay Did you know? There is an estimated 50 tons of trash that has been left on Everest, giving it the nickname of “The … Continue reading

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Audio Post Camp 2 – Everest 3.0 Day 21

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Audio Post Camp 1 – Everest 3.0 Day 20

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Audio Post Camp 1 – Everest 3.0 Day 19

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