Expedition to Greenland for Lathallan students

The group departed on August 6
The group departed on August 6

Pupils from Lathallan School are travelling to Greenland to undertake a mountaineering expedition.

A total of six pupils, aged between 12 and 16, will be undertaking the journey.

The explores departed for Greenland on August 6, and will be away on the trip until August 24.

A spokeswoman from the school said: “Students and staff from Lathallan School and others will take part in a mountaineering expedition to Eastern Greenland. This is a remote, unsupported and exploratory expedition which will place participants in some of the most dramatic and challenging country in the world. We will be within the Arctic Circle and be a long way from immediate care.

“This expedition is the culmination of two years training which has seen students qualify in first aid, small bore rifle shooting and take part in climbing and mountaineering in winter and summer throughout the UK. Greenland is Scotland with bears and glaciers.”