Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

Wednesday 6th July 2016

Seven seniors and two teachers piled into the school van. The weather was full of doubt but we were keen for an adventure. 


James, Thomas and Ben head out into the rain on Saturday
James, Thomas and Ben head out into the rain on Saturday

When we got up on Saturday, it had rained all night and was still raining. Let's just say we had an interesting sleep. The conditions were not suitable for our original plan, so we got the maps out and came up with a good route. Every step left a wet, sodden footprint in the ground but we were all loving it. We made good time on our route beside the North Lake. Having good gear meant that I was dry and think everyone else was.

After the walk we were drenched but most of us were still in good spirits. We dried off and had some down time back at the campsite. Some people went fishing with no luck. Other people had a bit more luck lighting a fire. 

It had stopped raining on Sunday, so the walk  was a breeze. We cut the expected time in half and we were soon at the vans by the bottom of the South Lake. 

All the boys that were on the trip would like to say thank you to Mr Brown and Dr Macleod.

James, Thomas and Ben head out into the rain on Saturday
The campsite at the North Mavora Lake
James and Ben fishing in the North Lake
Evening light - and a glimpse of blue sky
Mr Brown fishing as the rain clears
The campsite at night
The team heading off down the South Lake on Sunday
Reaching a clearing by the South Lake
Walking in the sunshine on Sunday
James beside the South Lake
Student leadership during the walk along the South Lake