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Good luck World Challenge Team

28/11/2013

​The Hawks World Challenge team consists of 7 Harristown students who are flying to Borneo on the 1st of December. The students will embark on a 3 week challenge, concluding on the 24th of December, which includes:

  • 3 day acclimatisation trek through the Kubah National Park near Kuching

  • 4 day trek around Long Pasia and Sipitang trek pass. This is a very exciting and challenging trek which passes through primary, secondary and virgin rainforest.

  • 2 day Trek up Mt Kinabalu. At 4095m high, Mount Kinabalu is one of the highest mountain between the Himalayas and the island of New Guinea.

  • A Project Phase in Long Pasia village where approximately 700 people live. This is an incredible opportunity for the students to immerse themselves in Borneo's culture and discover how local people live. To this day many of the villagers still take part in a variety of traditional activities such as fishing, farming, hand crafting and hunting. The area is surrounded by the beautiful Maga Waterfall, Sinipung Hill, Rekong Waterfall, Sinipung Lake and Reberuh Mekusul.    

  • Plus an R & R phase where the students will indulge further in Borneo’s culture and take on the challenge of white water rafting and the markets.

All this would not have been possible without the support of Local Business. Big thanks goes out to Emily and the Team at Kathmandu Toowoomba for providing an information night and generous discounts on clothing and equipment to help the students on their way.

Thanks goes to Jetts Fitness on Stenner Street for sponsoring the team and providing students with valuable gym time plus t-shirts and jumpers.

 

 

 

A big thanks to Ramblers Sky Diving on the Sunshine Coast for helping the team out with their fundraising and providing generous discounts on a 10,000Ft Ski Dive to use as a major prize in the students' raffle.

Thanks to all the businesses, families, supporters and friends for supporting the Harristown SHS World Challenge team with their preparations for Borneo.