Day 3 dawned and it was time for the real trek - 26 km long, climbing to an altitude of over 2000m and 2 days to do it! We started strong and with our trusty Mountain Guides - Gary, Huw and Sam - leading the way we began our slow and steady ascent into the mountains.
The scenery was breath-taking, the students were superstars and our guides serenaded us with songs and facts about the landscape along the way. The challenge came as we neared the end and began to wind our way steeply up through a rocky outcrop. Every turn in the path revealed another steep ascent, and we all felt the fatigue set in.
The trekking groups merged to become one and whilst some of us climbed like mountain goats, others were pushed and pulled up the final stage. Our students were exemplary, and were caring and thoughtful students throughout this incredible challenge. Finally… we made it to the top and there in the distance we could see the finish line - the mountain hut.