And They’re Off!

The St. Conleth’s East Africa Expedition 2018 has landed in Djibouti!

Troll through our news from the last few years (or look below at the highlights of past expeditions) and you are bound to see St. Conleth’s students and Indians, Ugandans, Kenyans, Mongolians and Peruvians linked by tired arms and satisfied smiles.  Mr. Maguire (and trusty side-kick Ms. Dolores Kelly) have been leading student expeditions for years and the overwhelmingly positive results for both travellers and hosts are beyond doubt.  Well, the inveterate explorers are at it again: a group of select Conlethian students and the expedition company Earth’s Edge have touched down in East Africa, continuing  a now long-established Conlethian tradition of partcipation in exploration and develomemet around the world.

 

 

These expeditions however are no Brangelina-type dalliances of superficial charity: they involve hard work and it started months ago.  Over the last two years the gang have been walking up and down the hills of the Dublin and Wicklow Coast in preparation for the slightly higher (and drier) topography of East Africa.  And they have been enjoying (and enduring) several planning meetings with Earth’s Edge representatives in the Conference Room with their maps out and the routes marked in and endless equipment checks. It took a lot of time and toil before they even get to the airport, but look at the happy faces below and know that it was all worth it!  You can check out Gav’s presentation here and this Earth’s Edge link for information on the expedition but be sure to check Twitter (@Stconleths) for updates as the adventure continues!