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The Great Big Walk

By Michelle Osmond On March 5, Dr. TA Loeffler set out on a 600 kilometre traverse of the High Himalaya in Nepal. The HKR professor, along with her partner Marion Wissink from the Department of Computer Science, and two others … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk: Still Walking

It’s been a whirlwind since getting home ten days ago. I went right into teaching summer courses and the pictures I promised you are long/late in coming. The picture above is the team taking our first few steps west on … Continue reading

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A Great Big Bus Ride Brings the Great Big Walk Back to Kathmandu

Our first motorized seats in 65 days! The whole crew jumped aboard a public bus (we hiked down to its first stop) and loaded all our packs for a hair-raising (for TA) ride to Barabhise (where we would connect to … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #66

Hey this is TA calling in from day 66 of the great big walk. At an elevation of 3230 or thereabouts, at a place called just below the tingsi la and the day was a little bit different than anticipated. … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Extends It’s Gratitude

I hope you have enjoyed following along on this expedition and that you tried out some of the suggested activities along the way.  The activities were developed by students in HKR 4210: Teaching Leadership through Physical Activity class that I … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #66

TA Latitude:27.83104 Longitude:86.00951 GPS location Date/Time:05/05/2014 08:43:24 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GhkRX/27.83104N/86.00951E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 65: Bigu Gompa (2516m)

Bigu Gompa (2516m) Bigu Gompa is the exit point for our Rolwaling GHT stage. Bigu is a Sherpa village, and Bigu Gompa is a nunnery dedicated to Avalokiteshwara, the all seeing, all knowing remover of obstacles. Quote for the Day … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #65

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 65 of the great big walk. We are located at 1659m above sea level at a place called Petti at the foot of a huge climb up to bigugampa which is where … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #65

TA Latitude:27.83282 Longitude:86.10162 GPS location Date/Time:05/04/2014 06:46:40 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GgkUO/27.83282N/86.10162E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 64: To Bigu Gompa (2516m)

Trek down valley to Bigu Gompa (2516m)          Bigu Gompa is the exit point for our Great Big Walk. Bigu is a Sherpa village, and Bigu Gompa is a nunnery dedicated to Avalokiteshwara, the all seeing, all knowing remover of obstacles. … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #64

Hey this is TA calling in from day 64. Can you believe it is day 64? May 3rd from a community called Laduk at 2025 m of elevation. We had a great walk today. Mostly sort of contouring. Some up … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #64

TA Latitude:27.77076 Longitude:86.16650 GPS location Date/Time:05/03/2014 05:48:22 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/Gfh4J/27.77076N/86.16650E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #63

Hey this is TA calling in from day 63 of the great big walk. We are at an elevation of 1895m in a location called Karing, or at least thats what we think it is. We’ve had a day of … Continue reading

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It’s Find Your Fit Friday on the Great Big Walk Day 63: To Simigaon (2036m)

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #63

TA Latitude:27.82292 Longitude:86.21275 GPS location Date/Time:05/02/2014 07:07:39 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/Geii6/27.82292N/86.21275E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 62: To Dokhang (2791m)

To Dokhang (2791m) As we descend into warmer conditions and lush surrounds the walking becomes much easier now that we are fit and fully acclimatised. We will overnight in Dokhang in a spacious campsite by a small stream. Quote for … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #62

Hey this is TA calling in from day 62 of the great big walk. May 1st. We are in a little village called simi or simigong depending which sign you look at at an elevation of 2000 m above sea … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 61: To Beding (3740m)

To Beding (3740m/ 5hrs). We will trek through rhododendron, pine and juniper forest whilst traveling by the riverside. Quote for the Day There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.  A fine landscape is like a … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #61

Hey this is TA calling in from day 61. We are at 2823 m, this is the lowest we have been in a looooonnnnggggg long long long long time. We had to look back to see how long it has … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #61

TA Latitude:27.90119 Longitude:86.27503 GPS location Date/Time:04/30/2014 07:47:12 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GckOY/27.90119N/86.27503E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 60: To Kabug (4820m)

To Kabug (4820m) The stages to Beding are pleasant,and we will trek through rhododendron, pine and juniper forest whilst travelling by the riverside. Quote for the Day An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.  ~Henry David Thoreau … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #60

Hey this is TA calling in from day 60, can you believe it? Day 60 of the great big walk. We are located at an elevation of 4180 m above sea level, in the village of Nah and today might … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #59

Hey this is TA calling from day 59 of the great big walk. We are located at a place that we think might be Tabug. Isn’t that a great name? At an elevation of 4710m. We’ve had our third big … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 59: Cross Tashi Labsta (5760m) to Trakarding Glacier (4735m)

Cross Tashi Labsta (5760m) to Trakarding Glacier (4735m) The weather, snow and glacier conditions will play a large part in how difficult the route will be. We climb up steadily through several rock and ice gullies to reach the pass … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #59

TA Latitude:27.84701 Longitude:86.48425 GPS location Date/Time:04/28/2014 08:06:41 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GatrD/27.84701N/86.48425E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 58: Cave Camp (5665m)

Rest Day Cave camp is set high and puts us in a good position to asses conditions for our Tashi Labsta crossing. Quote for the Day I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #58

Hey this is TA calling in from day 58, April 27th from an elevation of 5149 m at a place that we think may be called noisey (inaudible). It is kind of like a penthouse actually. We were coming down … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 57: To Cave Camp (5665m)

To Cave Camp (5665m) We will be monitoring the weather conditions at this stage to be prepared for our pass crossing. Cave camp is set high and puts us in a good position to assess conditions for our Tashi Labsta … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #57

Hey this is TA calling in from day 57 of the great big walk. We are camped here at around 5400m. About 250m below the Apashi Labsa pass which we hope to cross tomorrow. We had a big climbing day, … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #57

TA Latitude:27.84526 Longitude:86.55798 GPS location Date/Time:04/26/2014 08:09:04 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GYzhI/27.84526N/86.55798E If … Continue reading

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It’s Find Your Fit Friday on the Great Big Walk Day 56: To Parchemuche Tsho (4780m)

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #56

Hey this is TA calling in from day 56 from a small yak kharka/ tea house called Sangbo at an elevation of 4230 m above sea level. We said goodbye to our stage 2 folks this morning. Paul and Bill … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 55: To Thame (3820m)

To Thame (3820m/3hrs). We turn south and down valley towards Lukla for our return to Kathmandu. There are Sherpa villages to be explored as we descend the gorge. We will spend the night at the pretty village of Thame with … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #55

Hey this is TA calling in from day 55. We’re at an elevation of 3820 in a village called Tame and it was a wonderful, delightful easy walk downhill today. Marian had 12 376 steps, 38 floors, 8.5 km. I … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #55

TA Latitude:27.83090 Longitude:86.65058 GPS location Date/Time:04/24/2014 02:35:43 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GWmg_/27.83090N/86.65058E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 54: Cross Renjo La to Taranga (4368m

Cross Renjo La to Taranga (4368m) The crossing of the Renjo La Pass will be exciting and relatively straight forward. The landscape is progressively that of the Tibetan Valleys beyond the border. There is a chance we will meet Tibetan … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #54

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 54 of the great big walk. We are here at a fun elevation 4210. Same as my winter class, for some 210 m above sea level. At a village called Maralung. We’ve … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #54

TA Latitude:27.88572 Longitude:86.63802 GPS location Date/Time:04/23/2014 06:22:27 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GVtHn/27.88572N/86.63802E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 53: To Renjo La High Camp (5200m)

To Renjo La high camp We trek around Gokyo Lake to set up our wilderness camp below the Renjo La pass ready for our crossing tomorrow. Quote for the Day My father considered a walk among the mountains as the … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #53

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 53 of the great big walk. We are at an elevation of 5091 m and I am calling our little location, Everest view high camp. We’re camped about 300 m below the … Continue reading

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