Categories: General Date: Mar 23, 2015 Title: Hillary Challenge 2015
THE HILLARY CHALLENGE
Wilderness First Aid Australia is a proud supporter of the the Hillary Challenge, the toughest outdoor adventure competition available for Australian Secondary School Students.
The Hillary Challenge is a fantastic outdoor team competition aimed at developing leadership, environmental stewardship, resilience, the ability to work together, creativity and stamina in young people, aged 15-18 from both schools and community groups.
Teams of four compete in State Championships, which are two days in length and are designed for all levels of experience. Competitors don’t need to be super fit but they do need to have a sense of adventure and a give it a good hot go attitude!
State events are made up of competitive team challenges, a 2 – 3 hour adventure race and two ‘pre-event’ qualifying components – participating in a rogaine and completing an environmental service project. The top placing teams will be crowned State Champions and will qualify for the National Final.
The Hillary Challenge is a unique event that develops life skill and challenges both the individual and the team, bringing together like-minded young people for a great weekend of fun and camaraderie.
New South Wales State Championships: 6-7th June
Victoria State Championships: 13th – 14th June
National Final (Victoria): 2 – 4th October
“The Hillary Challenge would have to be hands down one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I learnt so much about the importance of teamwork. The feeling of absolute euphoria at the finish line was more than enough to convince me to come back next year for another wild adventure!” Chloe – Toorak College
“The Hillary Challenge was one of the best experiences of my life. It gave me the mental motivation to go on and finish Year 12! Thank You” Amy – Beaconhills College
Learn more about the Hillary Challenge
THE OUTDOOR EDUCATION GROUP
Founded in 1984, the Outdoor Education Group (OEG) is an independent not-for-profit organisation focusing on Outdoor Experiential Learning. They encourage students and participants who take part in their outdoor programs to learn through experiences encountered during Outdoor Journeys. They operate in a wide range of locations throughout Eastern Australia.
Their mission is simple: To provide outdoor experiences that improve the wellbeing of people, communities and the natural world.