Another Ten Tors adventure begins
23 January 2019
Nine WESC Foundation students braved the cold weather on Dartmoor yesterday to begin preparations 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 young people and staff for the terrain, climate and weather conditions of the moorland. Of the visually impaired young people, several will be hoping to complete their second or even third Jubilee Challenge during the event weekend of 10th to 12th May 2019.
Ten Tors starts and finishes at Okehampton Camp at the edge of Dartmoor and 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.