Young Explorer – Australian Alps – April 2018

Young Explorer – Australian Alps – April 2018

Adventure awaits!! It’s Day 1 and we have just met our brilliant team members. Everyone is excited to be here and take part in a fantastic week. Stay tuned as we try and get you the very best reports from the team on how they are going, what are their biggest successes and what adventures they have been on. We’ll post some notes daily on what’s been happening and hopefully can get some photos up and going as they send the memory card back via carrier pigeon :).

Whilst they don’t have access to social media (aren’t they brave!!) feel free to send some good vibes by posting in the comments!!

Day 1

The team has arrived. All members have touched down to our National Base safely and met our awesome instructors Shelby and Susan who are looking forward to a great week ahead. This afternoon they’ve warmed up with their first challenge the Giant Ladder. We’ll bring you some photos tomorrow!

We’ve received the blog sheet via kookaburra for yesterday. The big wins for the team were overcoming the fears of climbing the Giant Ladder and completing the one match challenge. The Giant Ladder is part of our ropes challenge course where pairs climb up together on rungs that get further apart. Their instructors Shelby and Susan are seeing some great support and communication among team members especially on the Giant Ladder. Everyone had a go helping their partner climb and even learning how to belay them safely as well.

The photos below show them setting up their campsite for the night and learning some key skills for when they head out to the National Park on Day 2. Well done team for the skill and care in making these bivouacs!

Day 2

The team has headed down to the beautiful Murrumbidgee River (which is currently quite low and not so mighty!) Today they have been learning how to raft build and also start their first trek along to the river to their camp site. We look forward to some photos coming in!!

As you can see they had to go back to the drawing board for the raft which unfortunately fell apart on it’s maiden journey. But they had a great time making it!!

Day 3

The team had a pretty beautiful campsite beside the Gudgenby River and note from the photo above how many vegetables they ate!! Today they’ve headed to the beautiful Orroral Valley which is renowned for it’s many mobs of kangaroos plus beautiful scenery!

Day 4

The team have arrived back at National Base for their final night and spirits are high. They have had a pretty epic afternoon on the climbing wall with some great pics.


Day 5

Finishing off with a bang this morning as they took part in the Play Pen Team Climbing Challenge. Team members help each other up the rope ladder, then through the tires, up the beam to get to the top. Here are the pics!!

Congratulations to all 12 team members. Don’t forget to keep up with all the Outward Bound news by checking out our Facebook page! More photos and stories will be uploaded as they come in.

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