"Adventure is a state of mind and spirit"
In this Unit you will “Adventure is a learn how to state of mind and spirit” s ning Adventure Leadership Trai ned to offer have been desig Thes e amazing trips same le while at the to young peop 1 ventures and fun, outdoor ad time providing days 2 and th. Spend your personal grow ntains or, for th e king mou in the breathta ach 3 at St. Cross be ous, 4 more adventur river. down Saranac or 5 A gap year: Helping hands JANINE During my gap year I will visit twelve countries in just twelve months! Crazy, DAN groups in local communities; these groups give young mums a break so they ð ð ð ð It was on a Saturday morning in Looking down, I saw a horrible December during the Christmas break sight; Liz was ﬂoating face down in when we arrived at Devil’s Rock. First the black, icy water. I jumped in and we set up camp so we could get a good pulled Liz out of the water. Although night’s sleep to prepare for the next Liz’s face was grey, she was still alive. day’s caving adventure. Secondly we This was probably because her broken made sure we had some waterproof helmet stayed on her head after she clothes. fell. Working quickly, I tied her to the rope and told the others to pull her up. At ten in the morning the next When we arrived at the top somebody day, we entered the cave. After a few put a blanket round her. Although Liz hours we stopped to eat something. As was feeling terrible she had a smile on I pulled a sandwich out of my backpack her face. A single tear ran down her and took a bite, a horrible scream cheek as she saw me, so I reached out echoed through the cave! and squeezed her hand, and told her everything would be alright. GUIDE TO THE CAVE Spring is the best time of year to go, but take some warm clothes with you because it’s cold inside the cave, and make sure to take food and water. When you arrive at Death Valley, ﬁrst go to Devil’s Rock at the end of Forest Road; everybody knows where it is, so just ask. Secondly go along the small path past the rock. Then go another 50 metres. That will take you to a group of carefully and use your headlamp because rocks surrounding a big hole. Climb down it’s easy to trip and fall. You’ll be amazed the hole and turn left to enter the cave. by the beautiful underground rivers and Finally, when you’re inside the cave, walk strange rock formations. HOW DID YOU DO? • How many tasks did you do? • Which ones did you like best? Why? • Which ones were difﬁcult? Why?