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A Invitation to Fire & Ice 2017

Marian and I are off on another adventure and we’d like to invite you to come along. We are calling the expedition, “Fire and ice 2017” and we’re off to points north of here in Sweden and Iceland. The name … Continue reading

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In Honour of Michael Beecher Smith 4/27/2007

With today being Bell’s Let’s Talk day, I’m thinking of Michael and his family. He is dearly missed by so many. I thought I would re-post this blog entry that I did from Everest basecamp on April 27, 2007. Location: … Continue reading

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Of Hands and Helicopters

That’s my left hand holding Climber Smurf as we are traveling to Hebron, Labrador last August to begin our Paddle2Peaks expedition. It’s been a rough year for my hands. I hadn’t realized how rough until just before Christmas when I … Continue reading

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In 2017, what ‘mountain’ will you climb?

Reading this article, by Ashley Fitzpatrick of The Telegram, entitled In 2017, what ‘mountain’ will you climb? brought back many fine memories of my preparation for and climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro. I also enjoyed reflecting on the many folks I’ve … Continue reading

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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Quote of the … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Plate Tectonics

Quote of the Day: “Live your life each day as you would climb mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point” – Harold … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Leave No Trace In Action

Quote of the Day: “If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Climbing the Mountain

Quote of the Day: “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey Did You Know? When climbers go on long expeditions, they have … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Prayer Flags

Quote of the Day: “You must climb before you can enjoy the view” – Unknown Did you Know? There is 66% less oxygen in each breath on the summit of Everest than at sea level Activity Suggestion: Making Prayer Flags … 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. Quote for the Day Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Famous Explorers

Quote of the Day: “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss Did you Know?  The first attempt to summit mount Everest was in 1922 however no one actually summited until 1953 Suggested … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Leave No Trace

  Quote of the Day: “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” – Greg Child Did You Know? Apa Sherpa holds the world record for the most Mount Everest … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Climbing Equipment

Quote of the Day: “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.” – Harley King Did You Know? Sharon Wood was the first North American Woman to summit Mount Everest in … 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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