Our Gold D of E practice expedition in the Rhinogs area of Snowdonia took place during the summer holidays, but you could be mistaken in thinking it was in winter! 

It rained for most of the days and the wind meant cooking had to be planned very carefully, using walls on the campsite to protect pasta dishes from flying away! 

The groups learned to navigate with precision through forests, over mountains and most memorably, through bogs - bog hopping being a skill they all became accomplished in. 

They are now looking forward to their qualifying expedition in October. 

Post date: 14th September 2014