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Preparing for Ten Tors 2015

Added 5 years ago

The final training for the 2015 Ten Tors Challenge took place last weekend. The Ten Tors Challenge is organised by the Army from Okehampton Camp with support from the Royal Navy (with manpower and helicopters), the Royal Air Force and the Dartmoor Rescue Group: 
The Ten Tors Challenge takes place annually in May and is limited to 2,400 individuals – four hundred teams of six teenagers. The teams, depending on age, face hikes of 35, 45 or 55 miles visiting ten nominated tors over two days. The teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route safely despite the terrain and the weather. The latter can be very changeable and at times quite extreme, and success or failure can depend very much on the extent to which a team has trained for all eventualities.
Back in November we started off with over 20 enthusiastic year 10 students keen to tackle the 35 mile challenge. After three day walks and six weekend walks with wild camping on the moor the numbers have dropped to a determined few. These students have been through gales and non-stop rain, freezing nights and hail to complete the training walks sometimes through knee high mud.
Mrs D Datson
Science Teacher
Richard Lander School