Trek completed, students and staff reflect together.

Students and staff wrote seven word stories to wrap up their trek this past week.

(For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, it comes from a literary legend about Ernest Hemingway being challenged to write a story in under ten words. Whether or not it’s true, the challenge is a good one for any writer!)

 

snowy tents

Jess

  • Apu humbles.  Each heartbeat a blessing.
  • Paolmani pass prayers, spirited away by wind.
  • Climbing Campa, well worth sunburned lips.

 

Ben

  • 17 goals down, but everyone’s a winner.  [This was in soccer.]
  • Lo siento Raul, we need to de-layer.

 

Sam

  • Wet.  Wet.  Hail.  Wet.  Sun.  Hot.  Hail.

 

first pass

Astrid

  • Uphill is bad, but downhill is worse.

 

Clara

  • Snuggling with Emma when she dislikes it.

 

Tailor

  • “Tailor!” – “Ronnie!” – “TAILOR!” – “TODOS!” – Spanish mumble….”que?”

 

trek2

Bobby

  • Ausangate pilgrimage, walking prayer, step by step.
  • Better watch out for the Andean goose.

 

George

  • Surprise me!  Soup again?  That was unexpected!

 

Emma

  • Morning tea time requires kicking tents.

 

Alex

  • Sleep in, snowman, snowball fight, fun times!trek

 

Gavin

  • Please stop snowing, my stuff’s wet enough.

 

Shep

  • Tons of dicey weather, but fun trek.

 

Rocky

  • Backpacking chefs making a wonderful birthday cake.1555489_10153694700610316_966658381_n

 

Suzannah

  • Divided we fail, but together we climb.
  • Spanish is important.  Hand signals more so.

 

Sarah

  • Speaking so fast.  Can’t understand one word.

 

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Makenzie

  • Puss-filled blisters between my nostrils.  That’s right!
  • Marmelada shortage makes for unfavorable acoustic environment.

 

Natalie

  • Carefree morning building snow rabbits and watching.
  • MILESTONE!  Got my first joke in Spanish.

 

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