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Totton Cadets Reach New Heights

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Totton cadets have had the amazing opportunity to Rock Climb at the new Calshot activity centre. As the cadets walked through the doors to the huge hangers which once held the Sunderland flying boats, their mouths dropped and everyone gasped. Each wall is covered in the carbon fibre rock wall climbing equipment right to the full 14 metre high roof.

The cadets started practising on the lower wall to gain their confidence to take on the bigger 14 metre walls at the other end of the building. Once the cadets had finished their briefing on how to link up to the ropes all the cadets began to climb.

Some of the cadets that found these straight forward walls to easy, moved to the more challenging walls in the centre of the building. One of these cadets was Cadet Dawe, who said "We all came here looking for a challenge and that's what we got, some of us even had races to see how fast we could get to the top of the walls. Overall the aim of the evening was to have fun and relax."

Squadron Commanding Officer Gary Harding said "all of the cadets had an amazing time and I would thoroughly recommend it to any of the squadrons in Hants and IoW".