Preparation for Kili and Meru begins

With a matter of weeks before they take on their challenges, the Year 9 and 10 students took on a very soggy training hike in preparation for their climbs of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro at the end of May. Here's what one of our hikers thought:

"The Meru hiking trip was a different experience - not what I thought that it would be. We, the Year 9 and 10 students, started off with high hopes and clean legs, only for it to start raining and not stop! We hiked through a beautiful forest to reach a freezing cold river where we stopped for lunch. The purpose of this hike was to prepare our bodies (and minds) for walking all day. On the way down we were colder, muddier and a lot quieter. As we reached the bottom, a smile crept over everyone’s face. An enjoyable, painful hike had come to an end." - Niamh Baker

We asked a few more of the hikers for their opinions.

"The walk was quite challenging but it helped us to prepare for what is to come."

"The hike was a good bonding experience. It was exhausting and involved many risks but we had fun."

"The walk was cold and challenging but fun at the same time. It was a good experience and helped us prepare for the climb in an exciting way."