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Monday, 25 February 2013
George Heriots School Morocco Expedition Team Meet. Saturday Feb 23rd.
On Saturday, I was working with 14 pupils from George Heriots School who are joining HPL on an expedition to the Atlas Mountains in June to trek in the wonderful Atlas Mountains and possibly attempt North Africa's highest peak, Toubkal 4001 m. We spent the day walking in The Black Mount in Coire Toaig, on the Aonach Eagach ridge of Stob Ghabhar and up into the Coire na Muic. Whilst out in the glorious sunshine we also covered a variety of 'what if' scenarios and moving on a variety of terrain we may encounter whilst out in The Atlas. The 14 young pupils all did really well, we have a strong team and the trip should be a real adventure for all. The weather was amazing again. A claggy start to the day with low cloud down to 600 m created a spooky atmosphere but by the afternoon it cleared up with blue skies and splitting wall to wall sunshine. The snow softened up and ground became a little more forgiving for descending on. The Heriots expedition will be one of three Hebridean Pursuits Ltd are running in Morocco during 2013.