Nine BSSC students and teacher Dan Hurrell have embarked on their walk along the iconic Overland Track in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. They set out on their trek on Wednesday and aim to return on Wednesday 23 March – just in time to recuperate over the holidays.

Students will hike the 65 kms in six days carrying all of their supplies and camping along the way. The terrain will vary and include steep, rocky mountain climbs to the highest peaks in Tassie. Along the way our students will see beautiful views of rainforest with trees dating 2000 years, some mud creek crossings and maybe a dip in one of the many glacial lake to wash away the sweat and mud.

The weather can be extreme in this part of the world and snow is very common, therefore our students are equipped with quality gear, lots of food and a good sense of humour.

We look forward to sharing highlights of BSSC’s first Overland Track Trip as details filter through. They will no doubt be looking forward to a shower and warm meal by the end of their adventure!

Students undertaking the trek are Gabe Allen, Reza Azimi, Matthew Grundy, Hannah Mika, Marla Neal, Jake Richardson, Alannah Richards, Lara Sides and Jacob Tefler.