Another Ten Tors adventure begins
23 January 2019
Nine WESC Foundation students braved the cold weather on Dartmoor yesterday. They have begun to prepare for the annual Ten Tors event which takes place in May this year.
Regular training sessions will continue over the coming months to prepare the team for the terrain, climate and weather conditions of Dartmoor. All the young people have a visual impairment. Many will be hoping to complete their second or even third Jubilee Challenge during the event weekend of 10th to 12th May 2019.
Staff from WESC Foundation will be with them every step of the way. A training programme has been devised to prepare them for the challenges of moorland walking.
About the Ten Tors event
Ten Tors starts and finishes at Okehampton Camp at the edge of Dartmoor. It is organised by the Army’s Headquarters South West with support from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as well as civilian emergency services and volunteers.
The Jubilee Challenge is designed for young people aged between 14 and 21 with a range of challenging conditions. Participants enter as individuals or teams and complete one of several routes suited to their abilities. Over the course of the weekend around 2,500 young people will travel to Dartmoor take part in the Jubilee Challenge or Ten Tors Challenge.