Kennedy Alpine Club (K.A.C.)
The Kennedy Alpine Club uses the beautiful surrounding environment to enrich students’ learning and develop their practical and social skills, as well as to give them an understanding and experience of life in the mountains.
For example, through excursions and planned field trips students learn about:
mountain life and living
climate, weather, glacier formation, water, snow
rocks, minerals, crystal formation, plate tectonics
mountain plants and animals and their adaptation to the environment
how to plan excursions, read maps, take compass bearings
how to assess risks, risk management and rescue
skills in skiing, snowboarding and rock climbing, as well as hiking and biking.