Both the Bronze and Silver teams ventured into the Mourne Mountains to complete their practice expeditions this year.
Both teams were kitted out with brand new tents trangias and compasses, sourced from fundraising carried out by this year’s Silver team. Packed and ready, both groups felt the strain on their shoulders from the word go. The Silver team started their three day hike at the bottom of Hen Mountain, whereas the Bronze team departed from Bloody Bridge. The Bronze team of forty spurred each other on until the end. The Silver team demonstrated an ability to think quickly in difficult terrain, managing steep group and helping team members along the way. I am extremely proud of how both teams performed; they showed team work, perseverance and key navigational skills; all of the things necessary to succeed in their upcoming assessment expeditions. Well done to both groups!
Mr A Nicholl
Dofe Coordinator / Leader