Students from High Tunstall have been completing their training in Borrowdale in the Lake District. For many this was their first experience of Cumbria and as they entered Borrwodale via Keswick the majesty of the Borrowdale Fells did not fail to impress and also intimidate.
The group had two days of luxury staying at the Borrowdale Youth Hostel. Staff were very friendly and supportive of our students as they were welcomed to hostel. On the first evening the students studied topics on flora and fauna in preparation for their advanced aims on expedition. They we’re completely engrossed by Mr Fenwick’s passion for Lichen!
The first day
Pacing out 100m’s to improve navigation skills
Mr Fenwick explaining about the landscape
Relocating whilst group student leaders confirm their location
Relocating on the map
Not posing at all!
Handrailing a wall to the climbing huts
Misses Youll and Jones in support
We’ve come along way.
Team Silver D of E
Rob and K Dog surveying the land
Launchy Tarn with a view to Dale Head
Agreeing a route
JT or TJ? Don’t make him angry!
Sally enjoying herself
Mr Fenwick working out bearings
Nina supporting on map skills in Borrowdale
Could you resist
Soft landing. Mr Stones’s tummy that is!
Demonstrating techniques for group management on steep ground with a confidence rope