Contingent Leader Appointment: BP Scout Peak Expedition

Scouts Australia is excited to announce that Calista Beck, ACT, has accepted the position of Contingent Leader to the 2015 BP Scout Peak Expedition in Nepal.

This will be the first time in many years that Scouts Australia has sent an expedition party to summit the historic peak named after the founder of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell. BP Scout Peak is 5,826m high, and is located in the Langtang Region north of Kathmandu.

BP Scout Peak

BP Scout Peak

The proposed expedition will take around 14 days, including 8-10 days of trekking and 1-2 days of climbing. Not all participants will have to summit the peak, with opportunities to trek into base camp, and undertake service opportunities at nearby Kakani Scout Training Centre.

It is anticipated that those participating in the climbing aspect of the BP Scout Peak Expedition will attend the Alpine/Winter School held Late 2014, and have be able to demonstrate appropriate climbing skills.

Calista is busy putting together her Contingent Team, so get in touch on bpscoutpeak@gmail.com if you’re interested in attending the event.