Expedition to Snowdonia

Girls working towards their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award this year have recently returned from a successful expedition to Snowdonia.

The groups enjoyed brilliant weather for the first few days with sunshine and shorts cheering everyone up. For those who could keep awake, the sky at night was very clear and provided amazing views of the stars. The girls camped for three nights and walked for four days with the weather only taking a drastic turn on the last day – driving rain and wind meant that everyone was tested to the extremes.

The qualifying group walked from the coast across the mountains and had the opportunity to look at some of the memorabilia left by the first Everest expedition who trained in the area. The two practice groups did a tour of Snowdon and the surrounding regions ahead of their qualifying expedition in the Lakes this summer.

Many thanks to all the staff who attended: Mr Haughton, Mrs Wright, Miss Barnett, our two external volunteers Mrs Ward and Mr Abbott and Mr Porter for organising the trip.