Advanced Mountain Biking-Vedder Mountain May 13, 2021

A small but determined group of adventurers decided to spend an afternoon braving the more technical confines of Vedder Mountain downhill mountain biking. With two experienced mountain bikers in Mr. Loewen and Mr. Radons guiding the trip the group traversed down Sunnyside Up, learning how to control their speed and transfer their weight while negotiating uneven terrain. On the second trip up the mountain the group split up based on ability level, with some climbing up the mountain to traverse more difficult terrain, and others staying on the introductory run. Unfortunately an accident cut the trip short and the first aid abilities of the supervisory team had to be put into action. The biggest lesson learnt by all participants was a stark reminder that outdoor education trips always come with a degree of associated risk, and while we do our best to mitigate it, accidents can always happen. In the end our thoughts are with our injured adventurer and we hope that he gets back on the mountain soon! Outdoor Education students please leave a 100 word blog response below.

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