Reigate Grammar School DofE


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Silver expedition June 26-28

The biggest Silver hike EVER! Over 100 students and staff were involved in this 3 day expedition across the Surrey Hills.  Groups coped well in the hot & humid conditions; the best prepared brought a sun hat, sun cream and plenty of water.  Navigation was OK: mistakes are expected and groups generally recovered their routes quickly.  The Surrey Hills area is tricky to navigate so it’s quite a test and you all did well!

Note: some hikers suffered unbelievably bad blisters which can be down to bad luck but please everyone do your best to check your boots fit properly, wear good quality walking socks (thin inner, thick outer) and try to keep your feet dry & cool and boots free from grit: not always easy!  “Treat your feet” and stop as soon as any hot spots appear.