Training weekend in Snowdonia

Eight pupils from the Lower and Upper Sixth spent a busy two days in Snowdonia this weekend training for their upcoming expedition to Kilimanjaro in July.

As a joint expedition with Marlborough College, this was a first chance for the whole team to meet and get to know each other, sharing not only minibuses and bedrooms but all the cooking duties too!

They had lectures on risk management, altitude and equipment, had a shopping trip to a specialist outdoor shop and spent some time on the Welsh hills checking their boots and other clothing fitted well and was comfortable too.

Finally they all filled in their visa application for Tanzania, an important job that suddenly made this challenging trip seem very real.