Wisbech Grammar School students climb Mount Snowdon and try out white water rafting during Wales expedition

Students white-water rafting.

Students white-water rafting. - Credit: Archant

Adventurous students have completed a challenging expedition to Wales to tackle one of Britain’s tallest peaks.

Students reach the top of Mount Snowdon.

Students reach the top of Mount Snowdon. - Credit: Archant

The group of 21 Wisbech Grammar School pupils aged 13 to 15, accompanied to Gwynned by four members of staff, took two different routes to reach the 3,560-foot summit of Snowdon.

One team journeyed around the mountain by minibus, ascending the mountain via the Miners’ Track and the other party made the climb following the Snowdon Ranger Path.

During the trip they also visited the National White Water Centre of Wales at Bala, where they navigated the rapids in inflatable rafts under the guidance of local instructors.

Head of outdoor learning Dominic Garfoot, who led the trip, said: “The adventure was a big challenge for the pupils. There were a lot of good views from the top of Snowdon and the pupils were able to get first-hand experience of the chill of a Welsh river in autumn and the adrenalin of white water rafting.”


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