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DAY TWO: TUESDAY : 09:30 a.m
As a group we gathered together and prepared ourselves for the hike ;
little did we know, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into...
It all began with endless photography sessions and admiration for the natural beauty around us; including goats, deer and sheep. Constatant joyful chatter could be heard from miles away coming from people filled with positive energy.
After a solid hour of walking, the treacherous mountain was looking over us and we were blessed with a traumatic weather change as the rain hit us. As the rain started, we only then realised that we were walking three of the eight possible routes in Glendalough. Three of the most difficult, that is. Before heading off onto the red route, we had a lunch break in the middle of the forest. Following onwards, we were faced with sheep leading our way through mountainous terrain of muck and puddles. Running through the bogs, our fellow classmates were endangered with ultimate exhaustion, dehydration and hunger, but we did not give up. And instead, walked 295 flights of stairs. Skipping through the details of more walking, running, crying and dying: after 9 hours, 26.1km, 35,000 steps - we made it back to the hostel, half alive, and passed out dead.
All three videos filmed and edited by Veronika, TY student at Le Cheile Secondary School.