2018 Outward Bound Year 11 Orange White Group - Lange

Day 1 - Students arrived in the Walpole area late in the afternoon after a long and tiring journey by coach. Each Outward Bound group disembarked at a different location and met their Outward Bound Instructors and carried their gear off to their initial camp site for an orientation.

Day 2 - Course set up and begin hiking expedition

“Bush bashed, crossed a deep river and climbed a great granite knoll.”

“Good team work, the buddy walk was a highlight.”

“A snack break on the granite knoll was a place the group really started to come together.”

“We’ve seen beautiful colours, vibrant orange lichen and great little orchids.”

“First couple of days some aches and pains and a few pack teething problems but great work.”

Day 3 - Second day of a 3 day expedition

“We practised navigation skills including taking bearings and timings.”

“We are feeling tired but really positive.”

“We have had lots of laughs.”

 

“Through rivers banked in moss,

Through bush with stems and leaves lush.

Boots plant themselves in soil,

We are Outward Bound.

Under trees holding many rings,

Under skies which birds sing.

Boots plant themselves in soil,

We are Outward Bound.”

 

Poem Part 1 (Zachary Dennett)

Day 4 - Completed third day of a three day expedition. Arrived at high ropes course to complete a few challenges.

Day 5 - Bush cook (roast lamb) Thursday night then began a four day expedition stopping for service activity at beach cleaning up rubbish.

“We have developed great group dynamics with lots of compassion and patience for each other. We are full of positivity and enthusiasm, embracing the learning and challenge.”

“Our scroggin got attacked by an unknown animal in the night because we didn’t store it properly!”

“Leo makes amazing rice!”

“We were all individually challenged at the high ropes yesterday but as a group we succeeded.”

“We are proud of completing the ‘Box’ challenge in under 30 minutes. Everyone worked together to overcome the “high stakes”. We are proud of our teamwork and problem solving.”

“We hiked and went and cleaned up the beach. The hike was on soft trails and through burnt bush but our group succeeded in staying together. The activities all challenged our physical abilities but brought us closer together as those who struggled more were helped by those that weren’t.”

“We enjoyed ‘washing’ our hair at the beach and are now cleaned and happy. We are loving the camp banter.”

Day 6 - Completed fourth day of five days of expedition hiking. 11km of beaches and cliffs.

“We saw whales beaching in the Southern Ocean.”

“We feel well rested as we walked so fast we got to nap at the beach.”

“It was a challenge to walk up the sand dunes but the power naps are great.”

"We are getting tired and achy, a few of us are starting to struggle but the mentality of the group is keeping everyone strong. We are looking forward to the Cliffy Head hiking challenge.”

Day 7 - Continued hiking expedition through very tough terrain.

Day 8 - Complete a four day hiking expedition.

 

 

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