Before unpacking, we participated in an introductory activity to mentally and physically warm up. Our Pinnacle Pursuits workshop instructor and guide, Jono, introduced himself and described the plans for the upcoming days. It became clear that we needed a different mindset going into this experience. Following this introduction, we completed a low ropes course that required the whole team to move from one end of the clearing to the other, highlighting the importance of communication and teamwork.
Later in the week, we did trust falls, starting inside on the ground and eventually moving outside and up onto a makeshift platform. This exercise required focus and communication, and the risk involved ensured that the group was engaged and worked together to ensure everything went smoothly.
Lastly, we completed the high ropes course, which was similar to the low ropes course but at a higher level and a “one at a time” situation. The team aspect was still present as those on the ground helped guide and support those on the ropes. Additionally, we participated in workbook and social exercises that allowed for self-reflection and helped us identify our strengths and passions.
I personally thought the workbook activities were dull and lame but the outdoor stuff was sick, my favourite being the high hopes course.
overall this loon lake trip was way better than the one last year and I am now much closer to some of my classmates