The A-frame student cabins are burned in a fire at site. Nobody is harmed and the lone surviving cabin (now called “Dragonfly”) is saved by a team of students and staff. Fire lines and a pump are installed the following year.
The first high ropes course is installed at the start of and during the 1970 course. Climbing ropes, harnesses and high ropes courses were all made from second hand cargo rope from Vancouver wharves or new 12 mm layered-up nylon industrial rope.