Our Grade 8 learners from Stanford Lake College embarked on a 3-day trek to the summit of the Iron Crown last week. The adventure began last Wednesday, when the learners and staff left SLC and trekked to their base camp in George’s Valley.
On the second day, they conquered the Iron Crown summit, the highest peak in Limpopo, making their way through beautiful indigenous forest and pine forest routes that led them to a spectacular grassland covered in the thick mist, before reaching the Iron Crown.
The weather conditions were very tough with rain showers, wind and thick mist playing a role, but the students showed great determination and endured the challenges that they faced. After conquering the summit, they descended to their base camp with great spirits, singing songs together around the camp fire.
On Friday, the last day of their expedition, they packed up their tents and equipment early to finish the last leg back to school, ending their adventure with memories and confidence to achieve greatness.