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SOAP 2012 – now with the Tour du Mont Blanc!

This year the Outdoor Learning Service are organising a 14 day trek to the Tour du Mont Blanc. The TMB is 170km long-distance trek around the Mont Blanc Massif, with a total ascent of over 10,000m – that’s higher than … Continue reading

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SOAP go to Knoydart

Last week saw the culmination of this year’s SOAP Program. The group planned a multi-activity expedition; canoes and mountaineering. After buying supplies and packing on Sunday we drove up to Kinlochourn on the monday … the ‘gateway to Knoydart’. A … Continue reading

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Slackers!

Our very recent Winter Skills weekend for students had us searching for snowfields on the Cairngorm plateau (which we found and managed to employ some winter mountaineering skills in blazing sunshine!) The find of the weekend though was a newly … Continue reading

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Can Yew hear the Lyon?

East Lothian’s Secondary Outdoor Adventure Programme (SOAP). The first SOAP weekend of the academic year – after selection –  kicked off with Summer Mountaineering (be flexible with the meaning of the word summer (this was October)). The selected pupils camped at … Continue reading

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SOAP Exped to Arran

Last week was the last part of the SOAP mountaineering skills program … and it was destination Arran. The program has run over this this year for eight S5 and S6 pupils across East Lothian’s schools, and the Arran Exped … Continue reading

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