Mountaineers spend Easter climbing in Snowdonia

Pupils in Snowdonia

32 pupils spent their Easter breaks on the peaks of Snowdonia on our annual mountaineering trip to the Welsh mountains.

Despite the fog, rain and sleet, all of the pupils managed to tackle the Tryfan scramble, and all took part in some climbing and abseiling with Mr Killey. Most of the group also conquered Snowdon via its various routes, assisted by our four sixth form helpers who joined the trip for the first time this year.

Pupils climbing in SnowdoniaBased at the Llanberis youth hostel, our climbers headed out each evening for activities to support the day’s climbing. Pupils learned basic first aid, role-played rescue scenarios and practised basic bushcraft skills.

Although the weather on the last day prevented our climbers from going up into the hills, the group took the opportunity to learn more about mountain rescue and the role of the police in the area with visits to the Ogwen rescue base and the Cheshire air support unit in Hawarden.

Next March’s Snowdonia mountaineering trip for third year pupils will launch in September this year. Keep an eye on our trips page for the latest information.

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