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Ice Climbing in Norway

Upper Sixth pupil, Antonia Laundy, has been lucky enough to attend the Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training ice climbing trip to Rjukan, Norway. Competition for the 6 available places was fierce and entrants underwent a screening of relevant experience.

During the 8-day single and multi-pitch ice climbing expedition Antonia had opportunities to climb single and multi-pitch graded ice routes while working towards gaining the JS Winter Climbing Foundation award. She also learnt about winter mountain hazards, avalanche awareness, care and use of equipment, rope management and knot tying, belaying techniques, ice climbing techniques, multi pitch climbing, abseiling and belays systems.

It is the second year running our pupils have participated in the trip. Old Oswestrian, Victoria Head, who left the school last year, was also a keen attendee of the Adventure Education programme. She has recently secured a job in the Lake District as a bush-craft instructor due to the strong skills she gained in Adventure pursuits during her time at Oswestry School.

For further information please contact Vicky Evans on 01691 681 123