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A group of 20 adventurous Lower Sixth students took part in the Senior Adventure Club challenge, an extended weekend of mountain activities in Snowdonia.
Day one saw the intrepid team traverse Snowdon, eschewing the usual routes to take in scrambles across The Horns and the Crib-y-Ddysgl the ridge or Gribin ridge before setting up camp and heading off for a well-earned meal. Scrambling, which according to the British Mountaineering Council, “covers the middle ground between walking and climbing”, was a new experience for most of the students, and one they took to with impressive enthusiasm and ability.
Day two upped the stakes with more challenging routes such as the North Ridge of Tryfan and Bristly Ridge of Glyder Fach, visiting the famous Cantilever which several Churcher’s year groups have found to be a lot more solid than it looks (see picture).
A rest for the feet and a (possibly) welcome cold bath for tired limbs was provided on day three with a morning of jumping, sliding and floating along the Afon Prysor river.
By general acclaim a very successful and memorable weekend and, hopefully, the first of many such mountain adventures.