FANSIPAN HIKE – Conquer the mountain
In April 2022, Swinburne Vietnam took on the ‘CONQUER THE MOUNTAIN’ trekking challenge to the summit of Mount Fansipan! Fansipan Mountain – located in Northern Lao Cai province – is not only the highest but one of the most magnificent mountains in the whole of Vietnam. Standing at 3,143 meters above sea level, surrounded by rolling hills and dense jungle, it is considered to be ‘Nóc nhà Đông Dương’, and one of the toughest outdoor challenges our nation has to offer.
Throughout the trek, our hikers have pushed themselves to overcome the challenges, worked in teams to lead and support each other, while admiring the beauty of nature and kept the mountain clean from trash.
This experience has a hands-on link to the ‘Sustainable development goals’ (SDG 3 & SDG 15), making this hike a meaningful trip for not only individuals but society as well. The students were encouraged to overcome their monumental physical and mental challenges throughout the hike (SDG 3) along with cleaning the environment around them, contributing to a better ecosystem (SDG 15).