Huaraz Trip

The S2 students along with 25 superb S5 leaders, some teachers (including the Headmaster Mr Chris Binge), ex-students and adventure instructors (200 people in all), spent seven wonderful days in Huaraz last week. The trip, part of Markham’s Outdoor Education programme was a real challenge on many levels and turned out to be a life-changing experience for all of the participants.  

The students trekked for a whole day up to Pampacocha, a small village on the side of a lake and spent two days working on educational, cultural, social and agricultural projects. Adventure activities included mountain-biking, rock-climbing, rafting, zip-lining and also a rope course set up by the Markham instructors which included rappelling, ascending and crossing a 120m ‘Tibetian’ bridge over a canyon. The students learned a great deal during the week about Peru, themselves and each other and what they are truly capable of.