The Stanford Lake College Grade 8’s completed their annual “Twin Peaks” Trek, summiting both the Iron Crown, which is the highest point in Limpopo, as well as Serala, which is the second highest. The group left school early last Wednesday morning, the 6th of September and navigated the 8-day route up the Iron Crown, into the Wolkberg, down into the Mohlapietse Gorge, up onto Serala, and eventually arriving back at school the following Wednesday morning, the 13th of September. They hiked a total of 83km in 8 days, through some of the remotest and wildest areas of the Wolkberg Mountains.
Apart from the hiking, the Grade 8’s also engaged in an environmental project, by removing countless small Blue gums and Pine trees from the endangered Serala Grasslands. They also enjoyed a fun day off at the Serala Bum slides.
The weather was unbelievable and everyone picked up a bit of sunburn. This Trek is beyond what any other school or group does for their Gold President’s Award, which most pupils around the country only do in Grade 10 or 11. Well done to all the Grade 8’s on a fantastic achievement!