On a trip sponsored by Trustee Emeritus Chairman John L. Townsend III ’73, 12 students will spend three weeks during the summer in the wilderness of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, on the annual Diamond Acre Expedition.
Townsend, who started rock climbing as an adult and has summited most of the major peaks in the West, initiated this trip several years ago to give Episcopal students a chance to challenge themselves and learn about outdoorsmanship. Named after Townsend's Diamond Acre Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, the expedition includes hiking and camping in Montana and Wyoming; whitewater rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho; and climbing the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.
Run by Wilderness Ventures
, the expedition is unique to EHS students, who are selected on the basis of an application and a faculty recommendation.
Watch the video below to see highlights from the Summer 2018 trip.