Loughborough College of Education Commemorative Award
Report from Hannah Johns
The expedition itself lasted six weeks with the main phase spent living one hours trek into the Sepilok Rainforest in Sabah, Borneo. Our work, at the Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre involved building three bridges and relocating a rhino viewing platform. This work, for the Malaysian Forestry Commission, and on behalf of the International Scientific Support Trust, will help to protect the forest from tourist footpath erosion, yet will hopefully also encourage more people to venture into the jungle to see the results of the rehabilitation work.
During the expedition, our group of 35 trekkers were given the chance to go trekking in a forest reserve in Tabin, mapping out new routes for visitors to this jungle. We also climbed Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in south East Asia at 4101m/1400ft, as a finale to our trip.
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