Kelvinside pupils do the full Monti

kelvinside on summit of monte carlo
kelvinside on summit of monte carlo

NOT everyone uses the school summer holidays as a chance to relax - a group of adventurous Kelvinside Academy pupils headed to Corsica to tackle the mammoth task of the GR20.

The GR20 is the long distance walk that crossesthe Mediterranean island, and has the reputation of being the toughest trek in Europe.

Locally called ‘Fra Li Monti’, it starts at Calenzana in North West Corsica and finishes in Conca in the South East.

In between are some big mountains with famously rough terrain.

The Haut route is made up of 15 stages, is about 190km (118 miles) long, and ascends 15,000 metres.

Conditions when walking range from a few easy forest sections to taxing, high end scrambles and the infamous Cirque de la Solitude which involves using chains and ladders to climb up steep rock.

The group had an amazing time and are already looking forward to starting out on their next adventure.