As most students wound down to their Christmas holidays in December last year, ten students along with Mr Eslick and Mrs Cleworth hiked the Overland Track in Tasmania. They hiked 70km over five days and four nights with packs weighing around 17-25kgs. They were blessed with stunning weather and only had to survive one severe storm (which really tested their tents!).
Over the five big days, things they found hard were the cold nights, the Currawong’s (big black birds) opening up their bags and stealing snacks, having to hike in wet gear after the storm, running low on rations and blisters.
Some highlights were climbing Cradle Mountain, playing handball each evening on the Group Platforms, seeing snow at the top of Mt Ossa and finishing!!
A big thank you to Mr Pain for organising the trip and also arranging surprise cabins and a BBQ to finish the trip! An unforgettable experience!