Borneo Expedition Team summit Snowdon as part of their training regime.
At 1am on Sunday 28th March Westholme’s Borneo Expedition Team, accompanied by Miss Edgar, Miss Entwistle and Malcolm, the Mountain Leader, left the youth hostel at Pen y Pas, Snowdonia to summit Mount Snowdon. In July the team will spend a month in Malaysian Borneo and will trek up Mount Kinabalu. Mt Kinabalu, at over 4000m high is the highest mountain in S.E. Asia. At 1085m, Snowdon seemed like an easy option . . .
However, in gale force winds, low cloud and darkness it was not an easy trek – especially as there was still snow and ice on the ground making the path difficult to see. The girls were in good spirits, looking after each other and raising morale by singing at the tops of their voices all the way up the mountain. At 6am the group reached the summit, but due to the gale force winds and the icy conditions they had to take a different route down and arrived back at the youth hostel at 10am where a hearty full English breakfast awaited!
The trip to Snowdon was excellent preparation for the summer expedition. A big thank you goes to Miss Incerti who accompanied the group and drove the minibus back to school with a party of exhausted girls!