09 Feb Class 6 expedition in the Moléson
Class 6 spent a day in the Moléson mountain range hiking, building snow holes and understanding avalanche transceivers. Despite it looking a little rainy upon arrival, once up the mountain snowflakes began to fall and the students felt right at home in this winter terrain. The first activity of the day was to build snow holes, which would serve as the ideal shelter from the snow and wind. The end results were impressive and comfortable and provided an excellent lunch spot covered from the elements. With energy replenished by sandwiches and hot chocolate, the hike to descend commenced through snow-covered trees and plenty of snowballs along the way. During the hike, students were introduced to avalanche transceivers, their importance and how to use them, equipping them with practical experience to feel safe and secure in the snow.