update… due to demand I will come in and briefly open the kit store at 2pm today.
Groups should please refer to the email sent by me to your school email address for full details.
Remember this is your GOLD QUALIFYING expedition and, as such, you will be expected to have learned from previous experience and be a competent, safe and fully independent team. Staff are there to supervise and your assessor will expect top quality preparation to enable a pass.
IMPORTANT NOTES: read before departure:
Saturday 16 Aug: arrive in time for a kit check prior to departure at 9am. The kit store WILL NOT be open and your group must be fully prepared at the outset. Groups found ill-prepared or lacking equipment will not be permitted to come on this expedition.
A reminder that a kit list can be found on this website here KIT LIST
Think: FOOD WATER SHELTER: plan and check ALL your food and kit before Saturday.
Rigorously check and put up your tent before Saturday. Check your stove by lighting it and ensure you have sufficient fuel.
A survival bag is a good idea. They are cheap to buy.
The weather looks significantly WET and COLD with brisk northerly / NW winds: up high, in showers and in exposed locations you will feel COLD. You must bring sufficient warm layers and FULL WATERPROOFS (top and bottom) adequate to deal with persistent heavy rain. Showerproof jackets or sports jackets are NOT adequate and you will not be allowed to proceed on the expedition if this is all you have.
Please pass this information on to all your group and ensure that you are fully safe for this expedition and ready for action.