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Week of 05.29.20

5 Things Worth Sharing

  • Would you ride your bike, on the same hill for 8, 9 or more hours, trying to climb the equivalent of Mount Everest? Enter Everesting
  • Staying informed is important, but do you have to watch the news all the time? I think this video explains the main reasons why I'm not watching and following the news as much as I used to do.
  • Talking To Strangers. The tragic events that led to the death of George Floyd recently made me think of a Malcolm Gladwell book that I read several months ago. In his book, Gladwell talks about several cases in history where things go wrong when we talk to strangers. I found it really insightful 
  • Do you like adventuring by yourself? IF not, here are 5 great reasons why you should consider going out and exploring on your own (especially in times when social distancing is so common). Reasons 2 and 5 are so spot on!

What You Missed This Week

The CHASKI Fact Of The Week

How was Machu Picchu discovered? The Machu Picchu ruins were discovered on July 24, 1911 by American archeologist Hiram Bingham​.  Traveling on foot and by mule, Bingham and his team made their way from Cuzco into the Urubamba Valley, where a local farmer told them of some ruins located at the top of a nearby mountain. The farmer called the mountain Machu Picchu, which meant “Old Peak” in the native Quechua language. The next day–July 24–after a tough climb to the mountain’s ridge in cold and drizzly weather, Bingham met a small group of peasants who showed him the rest of the way. Led by an 11-year-old boy, Bingham got his first glimpse of the intricate network of stone terraces marking the entrance to Machu Picchu.​  The photo that you see below was taken by Bingham himself.

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