Knox boys tackle Overland Track in July


Students from Knox encountered freezing conditions, snowfall and strong winds as they took on the 75 kilometre, six day Overland Track in Tasmania in the school holidays.

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The mid-winter expedition, which involved 14 Knox students and three staff members, is part of the Knox’s Outdoor Education Program. 

The group traversed the picturesque Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, part of the magnificent Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The boys stayed in the national park huts along the length of the track and carried all their own food, equipment and fuel.

“The conditions were some of the most challenging we have encountered in our last five expeditions on the Overland Track, but the boys were well-trained and displayed great intestinal fortitude to deal with the trying weather conditions” said the Expedition Leader Richard Crighton.

“However we had the track almost completely to ourselves and we got to see Cradle Mountain and the Tasmanian wilderness spectacularly dusted in snow.”