January Training Weekend – Dartmoor

This year for our January Training Weekend saw us visit Dartmoor for the first time in a while for our ML focused weekend. The rain had been coming down hard all week, so expectation weren’t high for a sunny weekend in Devon.

23 of us travelled down (13 Nepal Expedition Team Members, 3 Ferny Crofts Bursars & 7 HSX Members) to be based out of the Tavistock Scout Hut which like all Scout huts seemed to come out of the same mould (picture a scout hut, it looked like that).

Saturday morning after an epic breakfast and a Mountain Rescue lecturette from Richard Batstone the Nepal team headed out for an overnighter starting from Two Bridges very close to Dartmoor Prison, which looks very oppressive from the outside. They were heading North for a few kilometres before camping out overnight.

The Bursars went on some Micro Navigation Skills Training with Dave, Rich Brimelow & Chris Laws. The rest of us headed up to Okehampton camp to take in the scenic North Moor.

Sunday we swapped over and met the Nepal team from their very wet overnight camp, luckily only one tent got flooded throughout the night, unluckily it was the leaders tent!!! Bad Luck chaps…

All in all a good weekend, thanks to Steve Knaggs for organising..

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