In 2019 a group of 22 students from Islay High School will be embarking on a 28 day trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. We are aiming to fundraise around £46,000 to go to half of our costs and we will pay the other half of the costs. To fundraise so far we have done lunches for seniors, a marathon, bagpacks, and we will be doing weddings, triathalons, and sponsored walks. 


There has been 8 previous expeditions and they have been extremely successful and have taught people many things and given lots of memories.


No words can describe the overwhelming experience of being among the world’s greatest mountains – you really have to be here. Trek through stunning landscapes and stop by at ancient monasteries, surrounded by dizzying peaks, to begin understand the serenity of Buddhist culture. Discover green glacial lakes and climb Himalayan peaks for unforgettable views across the valleys. Hike for days with just wildlife for company and pass villages unchanged for centuries…


2017 - Zambia and & Botswana 


(Ryan Johnston, Emma McHarrie, Gregor Mitchell, Eilidh MacDonald, Calum MacTaggart, Jack Monghan, Aila Swarbrick, Niall McCormick, Nina Hamilton, Erin Corbett, Lucy McNiven, Rachel McKinnon, Beth Clark, Alice Grey, Ciarron Rountree)

Expedition 2017 presentation from Islay High School on Vimeo.


2015 - Peru

Peru Expedition 2015 from Islay High School on Vimeo.

Map of Peru

2013 - Ethiopia

Map of Ethiopia

2011 - Madagascar 

Map of Madagascar

2009 - Malawi

Map of Malawi

2007 - Borneo & Palau 

Map of Kalimantan

Map of Palau

2005 - Ecuador - 4 Students (Sheila McLellan, Amy Logan)

Map of Ecuador

2003 - Costa Rica - 7 Students 

 Map of Costa Rica