Mission accomplished

NINETEEN sixth formers undertook their Duke of Edinburgh Award gold assessed expedition in the Rhinog Mountains of Snowdonia, starting on Harlech beach and finishing on the beach at Barmouth four days later. The teams proved to be excellent navigators in wild country.

They coped with the difficult terrain and challenging weather conditions whilst carrying rucksacks containing everything required for their time in the mountains, (equal to around one quarter of their body weight!). The teams met the objective of the expedition, which is to be self-reliant and independent whilst incorporating outstanding team work.