During the first week of the summer holidays, 19 students undertook a four day Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition to the Lake District. Two groups were undertaking their qualifying expedition, while the other two groups used it as a practice expedition. The groups enjoyed some fine weather and varied but testing routes. During the first day, groups ascended nearly 700m in the first morning alone. Luckily over the first two days, they were rewarded with some great views of the Langdale Valley as well as Bow Fell and Scafell Pike once they were on the high fells. On day three, the groups enjoyed the delights of Patterdale and some lakeside camping on Ullswater. While on day four, one of the practice groups managed to get some scrambling done on Striding Edge as they summited Helvellyn.