Outdoor Expedition to North Wales
Outdoor Adventure students from Duchy College Stoke Climsland have been on an exploration to North Wales to experience the sheer rock faces of Tryfan, where they took part in climbing, hill walking, mountain walking and slate climbing.
The students are all studying an Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) and travelled to North Wales last week to take on the mountains of Tryfan. Tryfan is understandably a favourite amongst walkers and adventurous explorers. It is a huge fin shaped mountain of rock and boulders that provides a hugely exciting several hundred metre high scramble, accessed from the majestic Ogwen Valley.
Course Manager, Darren Evans said: "The students had an amazing time in North Wales. It was a great team building exercise for them as well as a way of experiencing some high level rock faces. Slate climbing was fascinating, and extremely challenging, but the students thoroughly enjoyed it. The group will be visiting some more offsite locations to test their skills. This trip has given the students some practice gaining experience along the way, which will help them when they complete their NGB qualifications."
Head of Duchy College, Andrew Counsell, said: "All of our courses embed high proportions of practical elements, giving students the opportunity to put the theory that they have learnt into practice. The Outdoor Adventure students are able to develop their knowledge of the outdoor industry alongside adventurous sports. They learn expedition skills and take part in two days a week of land and water-based practical outdoor activities over the duration of their course."
For further details on the Sport and Outdoor Pursuits courses available at Duchy College Stoke Climsland please contact the College on 0845 605 0455 or visit www.duchy.ac.uk.