Looking back, I am truly amazed at how all of the students made it through the hike. It was one of the most difficult things I had to do, let alone how difficult the students found it!!
It was the first full day our students were going to experience; they had only arrived the afternoon before and had been pretty much thrown in the deep end!
We started at 11am and didn’t get to camp until gone 6pm! Throughout the hike, there was a mixture of emotions, mainly negative ones, due to how heavy our bags were, how steep some of the hills and how long it was taking us to walk, but there were also some moments that were shared and created a great bond between them all!! Most of the students at some point wanted to give up and just couldn’t be bothered to walk any further, but we eventually made it to our camp!!!
It was so windy and cold when we arrived, but thankfully there was no rain in sight so we managed to get our tents up, water from the stream and stoves ready to cook with. After being fed and watered, some of the students went straight to bed, but some stayed up and took the opportunity to bond that bit more.
I also had the opportunity to take in the views and the moment, the stars in the sky were absolutely amazing and although I pretty much froze all night in the tent, I am so grateful for the experience!!!
Team the morning after Camping (some not looking too happy!!!)