This year´s Bronze and Silver Participants of the International Award have already started their practical training for the adventurous journey. After 5 demanding theoretical lessons on map reading and navigation, the young bellverians could not wait to go out and put their knowledge to work. The objective: climb the summit of Penyals d’Honor, one of the highest hills in the Bunyola area. Their tools: a map, a route card and a heavy rucksack with the necessary camping gear. The outcome: serious fun.
The brave participants had a great time finding their way in the rambling pathways that lead to the summit. At times it was hard for some members of the expedition to keep up with the rest, but thanks to the sweet fruits of abundant strawberry trees they charged their batteries and kept going.
Thankfully is wasn´t all about walking and using maps. There was time for sharing a cooked meal and setting up a tent without any casualties. These skills must be mastered before the qualifying expedition that will take place in May. But before that day comes, the participants still need to undertake basic training on First Aid and Emergency Procedures, as well as to go on a 2-day practice expedition in March. We will keep you updated!