First update on the Malawi blog for a while, due to the fact that we’ve been really busy recently , something about building a school or something…
Since our last update we’ve been to Mt Mulanje where we embarked on our epic climb to try and summit the highest peak, Sapitwa which holds an ancient Chichewa curse of bad luck for all those that set foot upon the peak. After 3 days climbing 5 members?of the team?were succesful?in reaching the summit of 2998 metres with the remainder all succeeding in climbing to 2600 metres before being forced to turn back to poor weather conditions. Our Guide, Jeffery, said that it was the worst weather that he had ever summited in and genuinely looked shell-shocked when he made it back down to the lodge!
After safely making it down the mountain we traveled to a community just outside Blantyre where we worked together with?a youth group?as part of?the Joshua Foundation project?to help rebuild some thatch roofs for the community and to rearrange a library and build a sign for the Milo School of Secondary Education.
After saying goodbye to our new freinds and exchanging email addresses we returned to Makwawa to continue our work with the Malawian scouts to finish building the school. Our good work received the attention of the Malawian Media and we gained a spot on the Malawian evening News.
We then said goodbye (But not forever, as the Malawian scouts sang!) to Makwawa and Headed to Liwonde National Park where we have been for the last 3 days. We’ve been lucky and have seen Elephants, Kudu, Water buck, Hippos, Impala?and Crocodiles on a Jeep, Canoe and motor boat safari. There was also much celebration with much of the team receiving their GCSE results to the sight of elephants in a malawian sunset 🙂
We’re Currently on the way to Mangochi for the next part of the trip.
Hope Everything is alright back in the UK!