So all the groups are back at base, and are preparing for round two in their X-ray assemblies. In a final, farewell salute to our glorious Alphas, here’s a summary of their achievements in phase one.
Alpha 1 tackled the Turrisantos trek in central Costa Rica, and celebrated the culmination of their efforts at Playa Hermosa.
Alpha 2 conquered the Corcovado trek in the South of Costa Rica, absorbing their stunning surrounds in La Amistad and Corcovado National Parks.
Alpha 3 in Carara National Park, in an effort of heroic proportions, put pedal to the metal in order to complete a kilometre and a half circular pathway on their final day.
Alpha 4 completed the staircase at the bottom of their trail in La Amistad, alongside general maintenance work. An X-ray group will be following up their work here.
If Alpha 3’s efforts were heroic, then Alpha 5’s were Herculean. They finished what was originally intended to be a two phase project in half the time, smashing out 3000m of piping, across 5 valleys up on Volcan Barva. We salute you Alpha 5.
Alpha 6 undertook the construction of eco-latrines in El Portillo, Nicaragua and constructed an impressive 29 bases, of which 5 were completed (bar roof), and 6 half done.
Alpha 7 in La Naranjita, (arguably this writer’s favourite place name on the Central American isthmus) had half built 5 of the adobe brick houses, which will be finished by their successive X-Ray group.
Alpha 8 also reached the halfway stage of their community centre and ran a successful sports day in San Jose. The centre will be completed in phase 2 by an X-Ray group.
For more details of the Alpha's endeavours, be sure to check the archive on the left hand side, and click on the corresponding heading.