Up you go
Q1. Have you ever seen the mountains? Have you also climbed a mountain? When and where?
Yes I have seen the mountains and have climbed up the mountain during our vacation to Kashmir.
Q2. How far have you walked at one time? How far can you walk?
At one time I have walked for 3 kilometres. I can walk for a distance of 10 kilometre.
Q1. What do you think about the paths on the mountains? Draw a picture
Paths on the mountains usually have curves.
Q1. What do you think about the responsibilities of a group leader?
The responsibilities of a group leader may include:
- Helping other members of the group.
- Lead the group members.
- Manage all the needs of the members.
Q2. How would you feel if you were made a leader in such a camp?
If I were made a leader in such a camp it would make me feel more confident about myself and I would successfully manage my responsibilities.
Q3. What does a monitor in your class have to do?
Monitor in my class arranges all the required items the teacher needs like chalk, duster, etc. monitor also maintains the discipline in the class room when the teacher is absent, monitor also checks upon any problems among students and convey it to the teacher.
Q4. Would you like to be the class monitor? Why?
Yes I would like to be the class monitor because it would be challenging to do all the tasks.
Find out and write
Q1. What kinds of tools are needed for climbing mountains?
The tools required to climb up the mountain are crampons, rope, belay device, harness, ice axe, protection guard, pulley, helmet, gloves, first aid kit, oxygen cylinder, food packets, water bottle, torch etc.
Q2. Have you ever seen a hook and rope being used for anything else? Where?
Yes I have seen. The hook and rope can be used for drawing water from the well, to pull heavy things up the building, in rescuing people in any accidents.
Q3. What else can we use if we want to cross a river in the mountains?
To cross a river in the mountains we require thick rope, sling and pitons.
Q4. Why do we need extra energy on the mountains?
We need extra energy especially on the mountains because we climb against the gravitational force which usually pulls us down and we also need to walk on the rough surface to balance all these we need that extra energy.
Q5. Have you ever heard of anyone who has done something adventurous? What?
Yes my friend once had gone for scuba diving which was very adventurous.
Q6. Have you ever done anything adventurous? If yes, tell your class. Write about it in your own words
Yes, I once did paragliding which was a thrilling experience. Being in the clouds was amazing, all the things down seemed so small, overall it was an adventurous experience.
Q1. Have you ever climbed a tree? How did you feel? Were you scared? Did you ever fall?
Yes I tried climbing up the tree which made me feel so scared that I would fall down but luckily I did not fall down. I felt really thrilled.
Q2. Have you ever seen someone climb a small wall? What do you think is the difference between climbing a wall and climbing a high rock?
Yes I have seen small children climbing the small wall. Climbing a small wall does not require rope or any accessories, but to climb a high rock we require rope, sling, pitons etc. and more over we may feel a little scared while climbing the high rock than a small wall.
Q1. Is there anyone in your class whose language you do not understand, or who does not understand yours? What do you do in such a case?
Yes there is a friend of mine in the class who does not understand my regional language neither I, understand her regional language. In that case, we convey in the common language which we both know or we will try to understand what the other person is trying to say.
Q2. Have you ever lost your way? What did you do then?
Yes a few times I lost my way to home, I called up my father and informed him about my whereabouts.
Q3. Why do you think Khondonbi would have sung loudly?
Khondonbi sung loudly so that it would help the other team to find them easily.
Q4. Have you ever seen someone doing something special to get over their fear? What and when?
Yes I have seen my cousin closing her eyes and shouting loudly out of fear when she was on a giant swing.
Q1. Why do you think a drain was dug around the tent?
The drain was dug up to keep off insects, snakes, pesticides etc.
Q2. Besides mountaineering, what are other activities that can be called adventurous? Why?
Besides mountaineering we can say that paragliding, hiking, rock climbing, bungee jumping, canyoneering etc. can be called adventurous.
Imagine and write
Q1. You are on a mountain. How do you feel there? What can you see? What do you feel like doing there?
When I am on a mountain during winter I feel thrilled. I can see the snow fall, all the green trees covered up by snow looking like white tree, I feel like playing in the snow, sliding down the hill.
Q1. Why did Bachhendri put up the Indian flag on the peak?
In honour of our country, Bachhendri put up the Indian flag on the peak.
Q2. When have you seen our national flag being hoisted? Collect information of our national flag.
National Flag is being hoisted during Republic day and Independence Day. And events are conducted at school, educational institutes to represent the national pride.
The National Flag is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion. The ratio of width of the flag to its length is two to three. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel which represents the chakra.
Q3. Have you seen the flag of any other country? Where?
Yes I have seen flags of many other countries on the internet, television, books etc.
What we have learnt
Q1. Explain why it can be adventurous and challenging to climb a mountain. How would you prepare if you were to climb a mountain? What would you take with you? Write in your own words.
Climbing a mountain involves many challenging activities which makes it difficult to climb the mountain. Keeping in mind all the difficulties we can say that it is adventurous and challenging to climb a mountain.
Mentally and physically we have to be strong and be prepared to face the difficulties which come across our path.
With a lot of practice and will power we will be able to climb the mountain. I would carry all the mountaineering equipment’s, medicines, food, first aid kit, oxygen cylinder along with me if I were to climb the mountain.