Peak Climbing Terms Vocabulary Boom Cards

Peak Climbing Terms Vocabulary Boom Cards
Peak Climbing Terms Vocabulary Boom Cards
Peak Climbing Terms Vocabulary Boom Cards
Peak Climbing Terms Vocabulary Boom Cards
Peak Climbing Terms Vocabulary Boom Cards
Peak Climbing Terms Vocabulary Boom Cards
Peak Climbing Terms Vocabulary Boom Cards
Peak Climbing Terms Vocabulary Boom Cards
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Want to review key climbing terms in Peak by Roland Smith in a fun, interactive way? Check out this Boom Deck of 32 interactive cards. They are paperless and self checking! Cool beans! They use the Boom learning platform and students can access them on a Smartboard, tablet or computer.

Your students will review 32 key terms. Each slide has a term with four possible definitions, the kids need to choose the correct definition. Great to use as a preview before reading the story.

Words Included:

base camp – a camp from where mountain expeditions start
Summit – top of a mountain
Ridge – a long, narrow mountain range
Route – a course taken to get from one point to another
Glacier – a slowly moving mass of ice on a mountain
Abyss – a deep chasm or hole
Crampon – boots with spikes on the bottom for walking on ice
Boulder – a large rock
Picks – a tool used to break up rocks
Sledgehammer – a large, heavy hammer used to break up rocks
Rappel – descend a rock face using a rope
Ascent – a climb to the summit of a mountain
Climb – an ascent of a mountain
Finger holds – places on a climbing surface to grasp to move you upwards
Vertical lunge – a jump up to reach another level or top of a climbing surface
Rock wall – an artificial wall for climbers to practice climbing
Sherpa - Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, known for their skill in mountaineering
Porters – Sherpas who carry supplies for climbers
Yaks – a large hairy ox used in Tibet as a pack animal
Acclimatization – the process where a person adjusts to a change in altitude allowing the person to maintain physical effort
Trekkers – a traveler who makes a long, hard, dangerous journey
Hiking gear – equipment needed to safely climb mountains
Crevasse – a deep, open crack – often in a glacier
Altitude – the height of an object in relation to sea level
Self arrest – a technique climbers use to stop themselves during a fall without using a rope
Gamow bag – an inflatable pressurized bag used to help people suffering from HAPE
HAPE - High-altitude pulmonary edema or altitude sickness that occurs at altitudes over 8,200 ft.
Ice ax - an ax used by climbers for cutting footholds in ice
Jumar- a clamp that is attached to a fixed rope and automatically tightens when weight is applied 
Ice bolt – an ice screw used as an anchor while climbing icy surfaces
Head lamp – a light source attached to the head for climbing in the dark
Carabiner – a metal ring used as a connector to hold rope

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