Adventurous Perse students put through their paces in Cairngorms

Intrepid Perse students took on tough conditions in their Summit 12 training expedition to Scotland.

Twenty-eight pupils undertook winter skills training in the Cairngorms in preparation for an international expedition to a mountainous region this summer.

Training included avalanche awareness and rescue techniques, crampon and ice axe use and movement skills for steep ground.

The weather worked in the group’s favour, offering up stiff winds gusting 60mph on the first day with cold temperatures but good snow cover.

This was followed by a less blustery day, enabling the group to undertake an extended trek on to some higher tops and really put their new winter skills to the test.

Perse Head of Outdoor Pursuits Ben Parker said: “The group as a whole worked well together in some challenging conditions.

“The trip served as excellent preparation for our summer expedition with pupils putting into practice the skills and techniques they have learned throughout sessions this year.”


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