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Expeditions @ Mt Stirling and Craig’s Hut

by Clare Rayner

Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions @ Mt Stirling and Craig’s Hut

Congratulations on the group's achievements over the last few days. It is always a tough job to carry all of your gear on your back and camp for three nights, but to carry it non-stop up and down hilly terrains and be self-sufficient with cooking, cleaning and navigating is quite an achievement.

Both our Silver and Gold students completed this task with determination and perseverance. They had to listen and deal with that 'little voice' in their heads saying "I can't," find strategies and support each other to overcome travelling 30km’s carrying heavy packs full to the limit. They enjoyed the beauty of the Alpine environment, with the rugged mountain tops, the views over the High Country and the ghostly snow gums. The weather was mixed as usual, beautiful sunshine for the first two days, heavy rain at night and then on 1st December, believe it or not, we were walking down the mountain in the falling snow!

Brilliant work everyone, it is a pleasure to work with students that are striving for excellence and trying to improve their skills in differing environments.

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