Public Services Expedition

Published on 22 June 2015

Public Services Expedition

As part of their Public Services course students have been studying an outdoor and adventurous expeditions unit. For part of this unit nine students set off recently to Derbyshire to complete some walks around the Hartington area. The students walked with their kit around 12 miles through the stunning countryside. This expedition also involved the students camping and cooking their own food on trangia stoves.

After completing two extremely successful days walking in Derbyshire we moved onto north Wales, where again we camped but this time the weather was not so kind to us as there were gale force winds, not easy conditions when you are trying to set up a tent! On our penultimate day we met our mountain leader and climbed Snowdon via the Pyg track. The weather conditions deteriorated whilst we were on Snowdon as the winds picked up and the clouds became lower. The team kept going and managed to summit by mid-day.

It was a fantastic achievement for all the students especially as only two students had previously climbed Snowdon. Our stay at the top of the mountain was very short lived as the conditions were very poor and there were no views. The train was not running and the shop was closed so we then started to descend, starting on the Pyg trail and then moving onto the Miners route. It was a very enjoyable trip with a great team spirit!

Mrs Green