Knowledge Expedition: First night on Sagarmatha
• Highlights from the first (virtual) KE trek to Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) since last summer's quake •
• AFTER GATHERING on the Holodeck, KE trekkers clicked over to the Sagarmatha Café for trip planning, platform familiarization, coffee and tea:
"Hmmm! No coffee for me. Herbal tea?" said +Nadia Korths
"Sure thing, Nadia" said +Joachim Stroh
"Peppermint. Cool!" said Nadia. "Water is hot!!!"
"So how many have read the FAQ?" said Esteban Trev.
"I read all 3 pages" said Nadia. "Went by quick."+John Kellden
put some cinnamon buns on the coffee table.
"Here's the plan for today" said Joachim. "The virtual Feynman Airstream will carry us to Lukla Airport. From there we will board the bus that drops us off near Sagarmatha Base Camp."
• CONVERSATION GEMS from the Café
Nadia: "Each mean something a tiny bit different yet manifest into a greater whole."
Esteban: "The bacteria halo around us involves physical/emotional/ideological creatures… in a unique blend that we can identified long past moving through some place…"
Nadia: "So enaction/scenius is a practice of everyone contributing to become a whole that could not have been otherwise. ongoing process. Like event communication, a term I have found in Native American language and participative inquiry narrative which is a description of how to get everyone involved in something of benefit to them all."
John: "Nadia, participative narrative inquiry is at the very heart of it. Part of the narrative is inside ourselves, part is between us, eg unfolding in the chat, part is in the immersion in the episodes to follow…"
• ABOARD THE FEYNMAN AIRSTREAM virtual transport vehicle
Joachim on the intercom: "Good evening, folks. Hope you are all enjoying the flight so far. Quantum engines are humming nicely, altitude and speed are according to flight-plan. Please make yourself comfortable and enjoy our in-flight entertainment system."
infinite zoom: the inner universehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vnA_KIojLg
"Good video" said +Ron Scroggin
"Good to know you like the video Ron," said John. "I believe it helps all participants being (on the same page) (in the same immersive sensemaking space)."
"Estimated flight time to quantum jump: 8 minutes," said intercom Joachim.
Hoppipola - Sigur Roshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXMA34CeoQ
"Hoppipolla is Icelandic for 'jumping in puddles' which is exactly the disposition required for optimal Knowledge Expedition participation. :)" said John.
"Childlike joy of jumping in puddles over and over," said Nadia.
"A whole new demension, it's good to be away from home, great conversation and an awesome expedition," said +Mike Daniels
"Exiting quantum space" said Joachim.
• THE TRAVELERS LANDED SAFELY at Lukla Airport
NADIA BROUGHT SOUTH AMERICAN LEAVES for the travelers to chew on for altitude acclimatization
THE BUS GOT STUCK ON A MOUNTAIN ROAD and the KE team had to get out and pull (successfully, amid cheers and high fives)
• NEAR BASE CAMP
Out of the many thousands who make it to base camp, only about 4.000 reached the summit. Many are happy to make base camp their goal, and some come back year after year to enjoy the camaraderie.
"Beautiful sky today" said Joachim.
"Awesome sky, this is great, I hear the sounds of nature, she's definitely on our side," said Mike.
"Mike, true, she is" said John.
• BASE CAMP
Geologically speaking, the gray rock colors dominating the landscape are metamorphosed gneisses, schists and marbles, interspersed with granite dikes and sills.
There is a large yellow tent.
"We'll stay at Base Camp for a day or 2 to acclimatize," said Joachim. "Tomorrow we'll visit the Ice Cave nearby, weather permitting."
"Like the drawings depictions" said Esteban.
"Ron if John has the compass in order I'd like to walk about and see what I can find," said Mike.
"You can walk around in sight of Base Camp. Watch out for changes in weather though. Could lead to blowing snow and whiteouts," said Ron.
"Understood and heading out, bundled up and I do have my radio with me," said Mike.
• MIDNIGHT AT BASE CAMP
The stars are coming out, they are particularly bright at this high altitude. Some travelers are still awake in their tents.
Someone is playing a recording of "Misty Mountains."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vepqTXaoBmwOn silver necklaces they strungThe flowering stars, on crowns they hungThe dragon-fire, in twisted wireThey meshed the light of moon and sun
"I'm heading into the tent," said Mike. "Going to do a little reading and warming up some tea, see ya'll in the morning and bundle up, stay warm tonight, goodnight."sceenius.com