Wednesday, 25 April 2012

This weekend the International Award team will be departing for the wildest park in El Salvador, the famous ´El Impossible´. They are going to put into the practice the expedition skills they have been learned over a period  of six months of training; including navigation, first aid, cooking in the outdoors, living out of a rucksack and survival in the wild. Everything they need to live for three days will be carried in their backpacks. They will need to find a way from the park entrance, in the south, to the hill-top town of Ataco. To get there they will need to traverse areas of rain forest which are under special protection. They will need to walk fast, under escort by park rangers who have granted the ABC award team a special privilege; to walk the most secret trails of El Impossible. Along the way they will camp far away from civilisation, walk the footpaths at night looking for animals, watch the sun rise from the lofty Cerro Campana - highest peak in the region, and finally, eat a celebratory lunch on arrival in Ataco. The team includes students from grades 9, 10 and 11 and they will be joined by three teachers from the ABC who will share in the adventure.

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