A rather damp and thundery day on the Poland expedition meant that our group could not proceed with their original route. A walk through bear country, woods and meadows brought them to their second alpine hut. It was a long walk for the group, the last few kilometres of which was by road.
The group enjoyed an overnight stay in the alpine huts, sleeping on large platform beds – with minimal snoring! In the morning they took a walk around one of the most famous lakes in the Tatra National Park, Morskie Oko, to reflect on their project of what makes a place wild – as John Muir said ‘climb the mountains and get their good tidings’.
Dr Rebecca Coles, International Mountain Leader for the expedition, said that she was very impressed with the opportunities and experiences Reaseheath College have given their students. Helping them to work well as teams and preparing them for expeditions of this type.
Despite the poor weather and changes to the planned route their spirits remained high. Being able to cope with change is an important life skill!
Dave Glover 2nd year Level 3 Extended Diploma Adventure Sport student said that “this expedition has been the perfect way to finish an action packed 2 year course and has give me time to reflect before going to Bangor University”.