Posted on June 14, 2017 / Senior College
On Monday 29 of May the Year 10 Outdoor Education class took part in a two day camp to The You Yangs and also Werribee Gorge. We participated in mountain bike riding and rock climbing. These components were a challenge for many but enjoyed very much by all.
The mountain bike riding took place at the scenic Kurrajong Mountain Bike Area inside The You Yangs Regional Park. The class was split into two groups that were divided in skill. Each group navigated through the rugged tracks at a beginner to intermediate level. After lunch, the group challenged themselves by all taking part in the intermediate track that consisted of numerous bumps and jumps, narrow tree lines and windy paths. We managed to keep the casualties to a minimum, all having a blast and sore legs the following day.
After a chilly night camping out at Boar Gully in the nearby Brisbane Ranges, we headed to Falcons Lookout at Werribee Gorge to rock climb. The half an hour walk was rewarded by a beautiful view of the gorge. We quickly set up ropes and tarps in order to begin. The cliff-face was approximately ten metres high, filled with many crevices and bumps. This was intimidating for many members of the group, but with much cheering and encouragement everyone was able to partake whether by belaying other climbers or climbing themselves. The guides helped to make sure everyone had a great time.
This camp was definitely one to remember. We all had a great time thanks to all of the teachers and guides that made this possible!
by Jemma Thornton and Lara Horman