The Gran Paradiso with Midsomer Norton Sixth Forms

The end of July saw me with the sixth formers and staff of Norton Hill and Somervale schools. The Gran Paradiso wasn’t an area we had used before but it proved to be one of the best and certainly one to use again. It was perfect for the D of E Gold Expedition and went through some challenging but stunning scenery with lots of wildlife. The huts were very welcoming and we had the first ever experience of a live rock band at the Rifugio Victoria Sella.

Before and after the expedition the area was perfect for mountain biking, white water rafting, climbing and via ferrata. the weather played its part in a fantastic trip

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