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In preparation for their expedition in July, our Nepal 2016 team have recently returned from a three day training weekend in the Peak District.
Led by year their teacher Mrs Faulkner, the team of ten girls, aged between 16 and 17, trekked an impressive 34km (21 miles) over the weekend, cooked their own meals on a campfire, practised first aid and rehearsed what to do in a lost person scenario.
On reflection, Mrs Faulkner said: “I am extremely proud of the Nepal 2016 team, their recent visit to the stunning Peak District was tough yet great training for Nepal.
“On Saturday morning, after shopping in the Hope Valley village for our food for the weekend, we covered 10km before setting up camp for the night where we cooked pasta and sauce for dinner.
“The following day we trekked 24km in beautiful spring weather across the tops over Edale and Castleton and practised a lost person scenario before arriving at our bunk house for much needed food and rest.”
From 5th July, the girls will spend three weeks in Nepal where they will trek across the foothills of the Himalayas and cater for themselves. They will complete a project in a school in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu to help improve a school playground and rebuild a toilet block, travel to Chitwan National Park for an elephant safari and other sightseeing activities.
We continue to wish the Nepal 2016 team the best of luck with their training.