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Outdoor Ed reaches for new heights

Across two weeks the Unit 1 Outdoor Ed classes explored the metamorphic rock formation; Mt Arapiles. Situated in the Wimmera Plains, Mt Arapiles is one of the best rock-climbing sites in the world. With over 2,000 possible climbing routes, the students were given plenty of opportunity to challenge themselves both physically and mentally.

To gain confidence in climbing on natural rock, the students began their adventure at Bushman’s Bluff. The five climbs with five different grades of difficulty, and a 30m abseil provided many challenges for the students.

Over the following two days, each class took part in a range of activities including top-rope and multi-pitch climbs. The mental and physical strength of the students was amazing to see as everyone completed different challenges by choice. Some of the better-known climbs that students completed included: Tiptoe Ridge, Introductory, Xena, Ordinary Trees and Little Thor (an impressive grade 20).

Natalie Duane, Outdoor Ed Trainee