The adventure, the clear-out and the open day
Which took quite a while!
He enjoyed his trip, though next time says he will be more prepared, take less gear and more money. He did wildcamp most of the way, with only a campsite stay on the last night then a bus ride back to town. He's already planning another trip for the spring.
His comments on the open day were interesting. He was amazed that the other prospective students all turned up with their parents and then asked no questions about the course and showed little interest in it. He's hoping this condition isn't permanent, because it might be a bit offputting if he decides to apply and is successful.