The British Army will undertake adventure training in Saint Lucia with two groups hiking from Pigeon Island to Vieux Fort in the coming weeks.
In a release Friday, the British High Commission in Castries disclosed that there would be around 20 Army personnel in each group, plus leaders.
“The two groups will traverse the length of Saint Lucia, from North to South, and East to West, through the beautiful rainforests, taking in a number of peaks, and possibly forging new routes and opening up old ones,” the release stated.
It said the trek would be an arduous expedition covering around 20 kilometres daily in a tropical climate.
According to the British High Commission, the participants will develop their fortitude, rigour, robustness, initiative, leadership skills, and resilience.
The training would also build teamwork, self-discipline, determination, coordination, and courage.
And through the expedition, the personnel are expected to learn about Saint Lucia’s history, heritage, and conservation.