Pilbara youth reach new heights

7 January 2021

A group of young people from WA’s Pilbara region recently had the opportunity to climb the mountains and gorges of the majestic Karajini National Park.

group of people on a hiking adventure in the PilbaraTwo of Royal Life Saving WA’s Pilbara-based staff, Senior Manager Regional Development Tim Turner and Pilbara Development Officer Lauren Thompson, led the group expedition in a weekend of intense physical challenge!

12 young adults aged 16 and up were guided by the pair as they climbed Mount Bruce, which is the second highest peak in Western Australia.

Amidst the challenging terrain, the group performed some tricky manoeuvres and displayed excellent teamwork to achieve their climb in the hot and dry Pilbara conditions.

As reward for their efforts, the group then cooled off in the streams of the world-famous gorges of Karajini National Park, which offered a stunning backdrop to an incredible weekend.

The trek was made possible thanks to funding from our Principal Community Partner BHP and the North West Aboriginal Housing Fund.

The aim of the weekend’s adventures was to build a team that would work well together and support each other in the coming months of aquatic training that they will undergo. The group’s capacity for teamwork became self-evident as the weekend progressed, impressing both Tim and Lauren with their ability to work together. Congratulations to all who took part in this character-building adventure!