What is it?
The Ten Tors Challenge is a team event (6) that is held annually on Dartmoor. The teams navigate routes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (depending on age) over the northern half of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors / check points in under two days. Teams must be self-sufficient carrying their personal kit such as clothing, food and water, whilst also sharing the load of their accommodation for the evening - a tent. They must navigate their way effectively across Dartmoor and camp for an evening before finishing the event the next day.
The benefits of participating in Ten Tors are endless. Students approach training with naivety, however, they finish the Ten Tors challenge with pride, determination, unselfishness, friends for life and a passion for the outdoors.
How does it run?
The students will voluntarily apply for the Ten Tors and depending on previous experience/fitness levels and teamwork will be placed into groups of six aiming to march either 35 or 45 miles over the two days.
Prior to this, the students will undergo numerous training evenings/weekends where they will be taught how to:
Map read and navigate effectively.
Plan precise and accurate route cards.
Administer both themselves and the kit they will carry.
Please contact Mr Harnick: firstname.lastname@example.org.