Mock Ten Tors 2022

It was a long and cold weekend for the students taking part in the mock Ten Tors training.  It started on Friday evening with the students preparing for the weekend ahead and taking part in a fun quiz.  They were up early Saturday morning, given some breakfast and they headed off to Dartmoor. The four teams set off from Shortacombe, headed across to the east side of the moor and then south to Postbridge and Two Bridges. They were greeted with rain, hail, sleet and snow down south, before the students and some hardened volunteers wild camped just outside of Princetown.

After a very cold night, all students woke to a frosty morning with frozen tents, boots, gaiters, water bottles and even a gas canister.  They cooked breakfast, packed their kit and then set off up the west side of Dartmoor.  The sun shone again as the students completed the walk at Willsworthy car park, where they were greeted with a warm welcome from all the College volunteers and other organisations waiting for their own teams. It was a great finish to the end of a good weekend.

There is one more walk on the last Sunday of the Easter holidays to help with the students’ fitness and navigation skills ready for the main event which is not far away now.

The College would like to say thank you to Rowdan Associates Ltd of St John, who have kindly donated four new 3-man tents and camping equipment.  Also thank you to HMS Raleigh for their support for the main event.

Well done to all those who took part in the walk, students and adults, and good luck for the Ten Tors Challenge 2022.