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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
Walking Expedition Package

  • We complete all expedition notification paperwork including the Green Forms thus lifting a considerable burden from the DofE co-ordinator.

  • We provide all food and camping equipment for any attending teachers.

  • Campsite fees and fuel costs are also included in the price.

  • All expeditions are supervised day and night by our highly qualified and experienced Mountainwise staff. This ensures staff continuity, high standards and consistency of delivery.

  • Participants are to observe a digital detox and are not permitted to use their mobile phones at any time during the expedition except for in an emergency.

  • Gold expeditions take place in the Peak District and North Wales.

 

Classroom Training Course

Duration: 8 Hours

What's Included:

  • This course is structured to suit your needs. All the topics in the AAP 20 conditions are covered and all course paperwork is completed including the Green Forms.

  • Our high staff ratio at classroom training sessions of 1 member of staff per 2 groups (so maximum of 14 participants) allows for attention to detail at the planning stage.

  • All the detailed route planning and associated subjects covered in the training course are backed up with hand-out materials.

Where: Venue of your choice

Cost: £90 per head

 

Practice Expedition

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights

What's included:

  • All personal and group expedition equipment is provided for participants. This ensures that all the equipment used is appropriate and of high quality.

  • Expeditions are supervised day and night by Mountainwise staff. Practise expeditions are staffed at a ratio of 1 member of staff per group (maximum of 7 participants).

  • Expedition Format is as follows:
    - The first day will be spent preparing for the expedition.
    - The following four days will be practice days.
    - Two days will be spent wild camping.
    - On the last day the group will be given a debrief and a chance to reflect on the expedition experience

  • All food and camping equipment is provided for any attending teachers.

  • Campsite fees and fuel costs are also included in the price.

  • Participants are to provide their own maps and food.

  • Transport to and from the expedition is not provided.

Where:
Gold practice expeditions take place in the Peak District.

The participants will be met by Mountainwise staff at Edale Train Station. The participants will be escorted on a short walk from Edale Train Station to Edale campsite to begin the expedition.

Map: The Peak District O.S Explorer 1 (1:25,000)

The Peak District O.S Landranger 110 (1:50000)

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Start point: Edale Train Station

Hope Valley, S33 7ZP Map

End point: Bamford Train Station, Hope Valley, S33 0AH Map

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Cost: £290 per head

 

Assessment Expedition

Duration: 4 days, 4 nights

What's included:

  • All personal and group expedition equipment is provided for participants.

  • Expeditions are supervised day and night by Mountainwise staff. Assessment expeditions are staffed at a ratio of 1 member of staff per 2 groups (maximum 14 participants).

  • We have over 30 DofE accredited assessors allowing for staff continuity though out the practice and assessment expeditions.

  • All food and camping equipment is provided for attending teachers.

  • Campsite fees and fuel costs are also included in the price.

  • Transport to and from the expedition is not provided

Where:
Gold assessment expeditions take place in North Wales.

The participants will be met by Mountainwise staff at Llandudno Junction Train Station. We use a variety of campsites in the area depending on the routes the participants chose to follow. Participants will return to London from Llandudno Junction Train Station.

Map: North Wales OS Explorer 17 (1:25000)
North Wales OS Landranger 115 (1:50000)

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Start point: Llandudno Junction Train Station, LL31 9NB Map
End point: Llandudno Junction Train Station, LL31 9NB Map

 


Cost: £350 per head


Total Cost £730

For further information please contact Ann on 07748 632221 or ann@mountainwise.co.uk

Emergency Contact Number for Parents: 07748 632 221


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