Grade 9 Trek [Part Two] – by Casper Venter (Grade 12)

Outdoor, Sport

The fun started on Monday afternoon once the hefty task of inflating and carrying 26 boats had been done. I was fortunate enough to join them as a trainee guide on the river part of their trek. Our put in was on the Steelpoort river roughly 10km upstream of confluence with the Olifants river. Thankfully for all the weary souls who were tired and needed a break the fir …

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Grade 9 Trek [Part One]

Outdoor, Sport

On a particularly humid Friday morning, the Grade 9s, accompanied by Mr Fullard, Mr Ceronio, Mr Vrugtman, Mr Pietersen and Ms Taylor headed off on their first Grade 9 trek. Dodging cows, crows and the unexpected cloud burst, followed by a steady flow of rain that could put Dr Gloucester to shame, the young explorers made it to base camp by 15:00. The rain continued st …

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Young Stanfordians conquer the Iron Crown

Outdoor

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 indigenou …

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Badgers prove resilient in the Magaliesburg

Outdoor

This weekend, Stanford Lake College’s junior Adventure Racing Team, ‘The Badgers’, took part in the Red Ants Rumble in the Magaliesberg. The 130km race consisted of mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, orienteering and an obstacle course. The course was designed as a deliberate return to ‘old school’ adventure racing. The Badgers, consisting of Danica Altenroxel, …

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Nepal Expedition

Outdoor

The following group of students and staff will be heading to Nepal for a 16 day expedition with World Challenge from 19 June – 5 July. Danica Altenroxel, Elané Maritz, Heinrich Maritz, Reuben Middleton, Hosea Muleya, Hannah Rosendorff and staff Neil Haarhoff, Tiaan Fullard. Doing a 5 day expedition in the Annapurna region close to Pokhara. After that a service project …

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