After returning from our overnight expedition we had a short break and lunch -then it was time for the final challenge of the week.
Everyone was excited, a bit nervous and ready to go, go gorge! The first challenge was the wet-suit with long sleeves! Down in bedroom 9 there was a huge amount of heaving and groaning and pulling and squeezing before Max realised that his wetsuit was, in fact, back to front, after all that!
Finally, exhausted, we clambered aboard the mini-bus and headed off. As all our group were participating we did not have a photographer- so only 1 photo.
The gorge was a swollen torrent of roaring whitewater as we made a start- human Pooh Sticks under a low bridge. After the initial shock of the freezing water we scrambled up the gorge to the plunge pool- first a backward jump and a swim across the bubbling torrent we were ready for ‘the jumps’ in to the black and bubbling gorge pool- every member of Power Pack, despite some nerves, every single member of the group jumped off the highest rock ledge and encouraged each other with clapping, cheering and countdowns (slightly longer one for Mrs P on the final plunge! Sooo proud of everyone. Great week- great group!
As is the tradition, the night that Mrs Patterson goes out on expedition it is dry and sunny – and this year we were not disappointed. We set off in the evening sunshine…
Where are you ?
We explored the campsite in the evening sunshine.
We sat around the fire drinking our hot chocolate and as the sun set we sang songs and simply enjoyed each other’s company until it was time to retreat to our tents. All zipped in and snuggled up our camp was soon silent – goodnight everyone.
Good morning campers!
Everyone enjoyed our morning porridge before packing down.
After scaling the steepest hill we have ever seen, we arrived at the base of the rock face. We started by clambering over several rocks and boulders and kept going up and up. We then arrived at the climbing face. Everyone harnessed up and started to climb two by two. They all made it to the top! Jamie and Owen were very apprehensive and overcame their fears. We were so proud of everyone!