Gold D of E Expedition
28th June, 2019
Monday 24 June
Both groups made it to the start location on time and had dry weather. Good progress was made by all with Alpha Group negotiating the tough uphill of Pen-y-Ghent . With predicted inclement weather (chance of thunder and lightning) it was imperative that the group negotiated the high terrain quickly and safely. With support over the technical sections, they made it to Horton in Ribblesdale on time and ready for dinner.
Tuesday 25 June
With wet weather and different routes, Bravo Group started early, with lots of information gathering. Alpha began 45 minutes later in rain and low cloud. Wet weather followed and made for difficult progress. Both groups thankfully made it into camp with dry weather to set up camp. However, with the damp conditions, the midges were out in force.
Wednesday 26 June
With different camp locations and a tough start over Gordale Scar, a limestone ravine with overhanging cliffs over 100 metres, towards Malham Cove and Kettlewell. The boys spent time collecting questionnaire information from the public in the town and researching their activity plans.
Thursday 27 June
With sunny weather early in the morning, both groups were walking by 7.00 am. Unfortunately, with a rolled ankle in Alpha Group, they were set back a little with time. Both sets of boys were tired, hot and relieved by the expedition end. They had a well earned rest on the way up to school.
Mr George – Head of Outdoor Education