Are We Ready to Climb?
Are we ready to Climb? Based on the experiences of world renowned mountain climber Chris Warner, owner of Earth Treks Climbing Centers we <TBC>
Imagine yourself 16,000 feet on the North Face of one of the Himalayan mountains with a storm raging outside, the thin layers of your nylon tent are whipping in the wind. The temperature is 12 degrees and dropping.....and you have a medical emergency....WHAT DO YOU DO? What are some of the medical emergencies that could happen to you while climbing? What does it mean to "Climb High and Sleep Low?" For answers to these questions and learn about true stories of survival download the Motivator Map below! For Images of inclass activities click on our Pinterest link below.
Acclimatization; Slips and Grips
"Ill take Slips and Grips for 500 Alex".......So what do we mean by Acclimatization? Why is it so important for a mountain climber to acclimate to his or her surroundings? And what do we mean by Slips and Grips? Well the attached Motivator Map explains it in a nutshell! One of the most aspects in mountaineering is the ability to change out of your wet gear as quickly as possible, if not hyperthermia will set in and then you will have a really bad day! So the question is this, how fast can your fastest student slip out of his/her backpack, his/her heavy duty coat, heavy duty gloves, boots, hat and sunglasses? Our record is 2 seconds! See the video below :o)
More than a Sherpa, More than a Sherpa to me....
Whats a Sherpa? Someone with an affinity for Sherbert? Why are these expert mountaineers called Sherpas and exactly what do they do? Are their female Sherpas? Is your teacher a type of Sherpa? <TBC>
The George Mallory Mystery, George Mallory, one of the greatest mountaineers in history. His disappearance was quite the sensation back in 1924, the mystery and question remain along, with his remains on the mountain he so dearly loved... Did George Mallory Summit Mount Everest...or not? <TBC>