Expedition Skills (2 Days)

Expedition Skills (2 Days)

245.00

Wild camping in the UK hills & mountains opens up a whole new world of opportunities. If you've always dreamed of spending the night under the stars or having access to more distant areas of wild territory, this course will assist you fulfil your dreams. Some hill walking experience is desirable, but you don't need any prior wild camping experience.

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2 DAYS | RATIO 1:4 | £245.00

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AIMS

Develop the abilities to plan and carry out a comfortable camping journey in the UK hills & mountains alongside a thorough knowledge of the surroundings and responsible camping.

PRE-REQUISITES

Some hill walking experience is desirable, but you don't need any prior wild camping experience.

CONTENT

You will learn from the experts about what are (or not) the essential items to carry on a remote and wild camping trip, how to pack and carry everything, and how to stay warm and dry even in the most hostile weather conditions!

We will discuss the designs of numerous rucksacks, tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, stove systems and adventure meals for either the solo backpacker or group of friends on the market.

You will benefit from the years of experience of our leader during our overnight stay and leave with plenty of advice. This course runs on a ratio of 1:4.

These two days can be added to our 3 day "Hill and Mountains" course for a perfect ending to a wonderful adventurous week.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

We only supply instruction for the course, it does not include transport or personal equipment. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity. Listed below are the essentials;

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers

  • Insulated synthetic jacket

  • Appropriate footwear for the attended course

  • Gaiters

  • 40lt Rucksack

  • Walking Poles

  • Personal Clothing

  • Warm Outdoor Wear

  • Insulating Layers

  • Trekking / Climbing Trousers (not cotton)

  • Hat & Gloves

  • Whistle

  • Compass – Silva type 4 recommended

  • Waterproof Map Case

  • Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags

  • Hydration system (water bottle)

  • Packed Lunch

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Personal toiletries / medication

  • Suncream & sun hat

  • Expedition kit (tent, sleeping bag & mat, stove, food etc)

  • Map information – we encourage everyone on Climb Devon summer navigation & skill courses to have a map covering Dartmoor National Park. OS map OL28 1:25 000 covers the areas we use and is the recommended map for our courses - other scales will be discussed on the course. Please ensure that this is a weather proof active map or you have a map case. For courses in other locations please contact us regarding map information.