For some of our 11D venturers, this weekend saw the end of their expedition, with their two phases complete. Laden, we hope, with many great memories, an address book full of new friends, and perhaps a tear in their eye, our seven week venturers bade farewell to the rest of the group and headed to the airport.
But for the ten-weekers, there is one more phase to go, ensuring that each venturer will have completed a community, adventure and environmental project before their time with Raleigh comes to an end. Let's find out where they will be spending their final three weeks.
Alpha 1 - putting the finishing touches on the kindergarten will be Amer Townsend, Emily Bradshaw, Emma Pygott, Malcolm Outerbridge, Rob Clarke, Ruba Semain, Siong Chou Lim and Yoke Yuen Chew, accompanied by project managers Caroline, Martin and Sam.
Alpha 2 - completing the gravity water feed on Maliangin Island will be Charlotte Russell, Claire Huxley, Cynthia Alexander, Nathan Titus, Patrick Loftus, Sean Holmes, Sheri Whiting and Stephanie Morris. Their PMs will be Rob and Graham and they will be joined by Field Base's very own Marian.
Alpha 3 - taking the construction of the research camp to the next step at Danum Valley are Lucy Ryan, Marcus Pinsley, Martin Robson, Natalie Clerke, Nick Thornton, Oliver Semmence, Ross Weir and Will Essayan, with PMs Miranda, Emma and Beth and initially joined by DPM Rob.
Alpha 4 - continuing work at the Sun Bear Conservation Centre will be Andy Devers, Andy Merritt, Deva Gilroy Sen, Megan Daly, Nicholas Chong, Sophie Given and Sophie Hedges, accompanied by PMs Jodie and Julie.
Alpha 5 - trekking and then diving will be Caroline Green, Cheah Keat Yew, Daniel Cross, Daniel Kirk, Dharushini Bai, Elizabeth Gold, Georgia Pawson, Harry Clesham, Heloise Richer, Jeral Jackman, June Yin Tan, Natalia Wong, Rujina Khandakar, Owain Masters, Rosie Watterson and Shannon Williams, with a PM trio of Petr, Rhiannon and Simon.
We'll bring word about their antics soon!