A blog written by students of West Hill School gives you an insight of what an amazing experience it was being in the jungles of Borneo…just a warm up a week before their successful Mt. Kinabalu Climb few days ago! Well done guys!
If I had to choose one word to describe the jungle it would probably be amazing. From the vibrant wildlife to th e unique experiences of being in a hammock, there is not a single thing I would change.
My personal favourite part was the totally new surroundings you find yourself in from the minute you start. When you look around everything you see is different to what you see in England. The exotic plants and diverse wildlife add to the whole experience of being in the jungle.
Another great experience was sleeping in hammocks. When I was told about this I was initially apprehensive, especially after hearing about some stories. This, however, turned out to be codswallop, and I had one of the best nights sleep in a long time. Another common worry to do with sleeping is the thought of creepy crawlies invading in the night. However I can completely dispel this rumour, and I can say that the hammocks protected you well from all the bugs.
Food in the jungle is one of the most important factors to be considered. Without the right food you would struggle in the jungle, so it’s a good job we had such large supplies. Not one day did I feel hungry, and this helped greatly in the jungle.
Overall, the jungle was a great experience and I do not regret it one bit.
Louis Siddall and Tom Atkinson