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Kings Langley

At Sunday evenings wild camp with Arkle in the background

Steiner Schools Week

Kings Langley

Sea kayaking, survival skills, wild camping and mountain day!!

Monday June 4th 2018

We have two Rudolf Steiner schools staying with us this week, a team from Kings Langley and a team from Michael Hall. Both are following a similar programme but working independently from each other and we’ll post separate news reports for each team across the week.

Yesterday (Sunday) the Kings Langley teams were sea kayaking on Loch A Chadh-Fi, exploring the small bays and coves around the loch and learning some new skills, and looking later at the ‘fire and food’ elements of the survival skills that will be needed for the island on Wednesday night.

We had a quick mug of tomato and lentil soup at about 4.30pm before heading out to the wild camp at the foot of Arkle, the mountain we plan to climb together on Monday. A beautiful sunny evening with a good breeze. Tents pitched, supper cooked on trangia stoves and a lovely sunset.

Today started with low level cloud to keep temperatures at a sensible level and the cloud then began to move away as the two teams climbed the south eastern flank of the mountain to the first summit. We’ve just had a radio call from the teams (12.30pm Monday) to say that all have reached the first summit and will descend this afternoon by a similar route making the most of the natural water sources on the mountain.

A great effort by all!! More news in the next few days.