NOT just another week at Freycinet National Park for the climbers…
The first week of Spring and the fourth week that the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation climbers made their way out to White Water Wall campground at Freycinet National Park. This was to be their last chance to truly consolidate their rigging skills before their final assessments in October.
Spoilt with stunning sunrises, whales and a fresh large population of mosquitoes – the cliffs were ours alone to practice on.
On Tuesday the 6th of September, the climbing crew put their hard work and skills to the test and took a group of students from Dominic College out to Lassies Wall for a climb and an abseil. The Dominic College students were a wonderful bunch of young people, who thoroughly enjoyed their day. This exchange of experience was immeasurably important for the TasTAFE students, who generally only practice on each other. We are all very grateful to Dominic College for allowing us the opportunity.
The remainder of the week consisted of:
Rig, climb, rescue, rig, abseil, rig, rescue, climb, rescue, rig!
Come the end of the week the Certificate IV students had gained a significant chunk of practice as well as further understanding of individual areas of improvement needed before assessments. All in all, another big week of learning for all involved. Big thanks to Gary, Richard and Dominic College students and staff.