So, The 5 week 11F expedition has now come to an end.
The staff team, Sally, Hayley, Clare and myself (Christina) arrived back at field base yesterday morning after a very long, but amazing, two and a half day journey back from the adventure challenge down in Kerala. The venturers have all gone their separate ways, some heading back home from Bangalore airport at the early hours of yesterday morning, others continuing their onward adventures.
Here is a quick summary of what the foxtrot groups got up to in their final couple of weeks.
|Alice, Isy and Rachel getting ready to set off on the Adventure Challenge|
10 days ago, both Foxtrot 1 and Foxtrot 2 left their project sites and headed down to Kerala to take part in the Adventure challenge. All the challenges were kept a secret until the night before, when a friendly secret agent would arrive, delivering a 'mission envelope' to each group, explaining what the following day entailed.
Everyone had lots of fun completing the challenges, which included a mixture of cycling, trekking, rafting and many more activities to keep everyone busy! After a closely fought battle of physical and mental tasks, Foxtrot 2 triumphed, winning the Kalypso Cup.
|Sophie & Lucy|
|Hayley, JJ and Katie|
|Jonathan and Mahima|
|Foxtrot 2, ready to raft across the Reservoir|
Skits where also performed by each group at the beginning and end of the challenge- revealing all of the 11F expedition to be very musical (in a unique way!)
|Foxtrot 1's Skit - Backstreet Boy's style|
|Foxtrot 2 - Robbie Williams style|
On the final night a special awards ceremony, presented by Mark, took place. As well as the presentation of the Cup to Foxtrot 2, the trophies were awarded as follows;
Best day leader award - Alex
The alarm clock award - Ali
The most improved award - Gowthami
Best Overall Venturer award - Isy
Best Couple/ Bromance award - James and Matt
The Mr Clean award - Pavan
Miss Motivator Award - Chelsey
Raleigh Spirit Award - Lucy
Well done to everyone part of 11F, and thank you for making it such a success. I am sure you will all agree it has been a brilliant 5 weeks, and will never be forgotten!