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This year Cabot District entered 6 teams into the Ten Tors Challenge which comprised of 5 x 35 Mile Teams, 1 x 45 mile team and 2 individuals who joined other teams, 1 x 55 miles and 1 x 35 miles.
8.00am Thursday morning saw 7 Members of the training team arrive at Okehampton Battle Camp on what was a rather wet and windy day to grab our spot and set up the camp.
10.30am on Friday the rest of the training team along with the 38 participants and 3 reserves arrived and we swiftly set about getting them settled and then took them up to the hanger to receive their safety briefing and scrutineering which was conducted by members of the Army and Mountain Rescue team. Once complete the Teams returned to the Cabot Marquee and were able to sit together and plan their routes and amend the rare bird nesting sites on their maps. Once done they enjoyed some free time which they used to have a leg stretch around the camp site, set up their beds and pack their bags in preparation for the challenge the next morning. They returned for a hot meal prepared by the head chef Jenny with the help of some of the training team and then went for an early night to get some much needed rest prior to the start of the event Saturday Morning.
4.00am on Saturday morning the training team were up and preparing a full English breakfast for all to prepare them for the upcoming challenge. The participants were woken at 5.00am by Chariots of Fire playing over the speakers situated around the camp site. They ate their breakfast and then at 06.30 we headed up to the start line. The challenge began with the guns firing and off they all set in various directions to their first check point. The training team spent the remainder of Saturday tracking the teams progress and driving out to various points to catch a glimpse of them on route and were pleased to report that they were doing well.
Sunday was a busy day of packing down the camp and tracking the teams. At around 12.30 the majority of the training team headed up to the finish line to await the arrival of the participants. They arrived team after team and we were delighted that every one of our participants finished within the allotted time and received their medal.
Overall the Cabot Ten Tors team had a resounding 100% success rate for 2014 which is absolutely amazing, a massive WELL DONE to the participants.
If you are interested in taking part in Ten Tors 2015 as a participant or a member of the training team you can find details on our website at www.cabottentors.org.uk alternatively look out for the training team who will be visiting all groups within the District later in September.
If you click the button in the top right, you can change the view and see what colour each route is.
Reminder of teams:
NC (Cabot): Ben M, Ben W, Adam W, Theo D, Yennah S, Corin E
JK (Spaniorum): May R, Lewis H, Josceline B, Harry W, Milly C, Nell G
JC (Brabazon): Alistair M, Tom K, Sam M, Oliver D, Jessie S, Felicity B
DB (Polar): Barney J, James S, Oliver B, Remi A, Sebastien H, Marcus B
MC (BNW): David M, Ewan C, Jasella M, Matthew E, Isabelle M, Declan K
TB (Brabazon 45): Alex D, Annabel E, Douglas W, Seth C, James G, Silas F
AD (Kingswood): Rosa + other people from Kingswood
YD (Kingswood 55): Alex M + other people from Kingswood
Sprayway waterproof jacket size L grey/black
1 sock – mottled green, purple and brown
1 black gaiter
Pair Salomon boots size 9 together with pair grey/black walking socks marked ICEBREAKER
Black microfleece quarter size CAMPRI size 13
Tresspass fleece size M off white two tone
Thinsulate black hat
Pair of gloves (joined when found) one black and one brown
* Sprayway waterproof jacket size L grey/black
* 1 sock – mottled green, purple and brown
* a pair of black gaiters
* Pair Salomon boots size 9 together with pair grey/black walking socks marked ICEBREAKER
* Black microfleece quarter size CAMPRI size 13
* Tresspass fleece size M off white two tone
* Thinsulate black hat
* Pair of gloves (joined when found) one black and one brown
Contact us to arrange collection: http://www.cabottentors.org.uk/contact.php
West Country teenagers triumph on Ten Tors
More photos to follow in a few days.
Brabazon 35 JC, 45 TB
Bristol North West MC
Ten Tors | Ten Tors Dartmoor
Also, the Army have issued the following update re parking... "I have conducted a further assessment of the condition of the car parks. Unfortunately the state of the ground has deteriorated severely as a result of the poor weather conditions today. While I am still content that I will be able to get all team vehicles into the car park, the condition of the ground has made it impossible for us to accept spectators cars on Saturday. Only team vehicles will be admitted into Okehampton Camp. I have arranged for a Park and Ride system to be operated from Okehampton College at a cost of £2 per head return to partly offset bus hire costs. Be aware that the parking is very limited at 200 cars. Please consider the lack of available parking when planning your journeys and share vehicles where possible. A I will reassess the situation at midday on Friday for car parking options on Sunday
Our location on the camp site has been updated.
Also, the Army have issued the following update re parking... "have conducted a further assessment of the condition of the car parks. Unfortunately the state of the ground has deteriorated severely as a result of the poor weather conditions today. While I am still content that I will be able to get all team vehicles into the car park, the condition of the ground has made it impossible for us to accept spectators’ cars on Saturday. Only team vehicles will be admitted into Okehampton Camp. I have arranged for a Park and Ride system to be operated from Okehampton College at a cost of £2 per head return to partly offset bus hire costs. Be aware that the parking is very limited at 200 cars. Please consider the lack of available parking when planning your journeys and share vehicles where possible. I will reassess the situation at midday on Friday for car parking options on Sunday.
Ten Tors 2014 teams
The teams are now online.
Ten Tors BBQ
The Ten Tors BBQ will be held during the early evening on Saturday 21 June at the 169th Scout hut.
Important Ten Tors Event info
Everything you need for the event is now online on the 2014 Ten Tors Event Landing page!
Post April hike updates
Some photos from the final training hike are now online, and here's a brief run down of the weekend...
Scouts abandoned on Dartmoor as Leader's syndicate scoops Lottery jackpot
Only kidding. Neither event is true of course but you never know- which is why we ensure that you are prepared for all eventualities. After the mild conditions of the last hike you have just experienced the wild which Dartmoor can throw at you, and on day 2, you did it all by yourselves. Some points for you to take notice of:
- If you completed or almost finished this weekend you should be feeling mighty proud. It was tough so well done from all the adults.
- Having battled through the bad weather, your visible sense of achievement at the end was self evident.
- On the event anything could happen -but now at least you know how good and how bad it can get.
- There are still some issues regarding quality of kit and working as a team throughout the whole weekend I.E. the camping, but you've just made team selection that much harder.
- With 2 scouts not being able to attend on the Friday because of illness, and two more becoming unwell throughout the weekend now hopefully reinforces the need for teams to have fully trained reserves in place. (They also serve who only stand and wait.) You cannot help falling ill - but teams must start complete as a team of six.
Be sure claim quickly as wet and already beginning to smell!
- Rucksack - Vango black Contour 60+10. Grey Roll mat on side. (Might be a leaders as stripped down to bare minimum)
- Nokia mobile phone black (found in van so probably fell out of a scout's kit)
- Karrimor black waterproof jacket -red Mountain Warehouse torch in pocket
- Bag of wet clothes including Crag Hoppers brown Aqua Dry (failed) trousers
- Hat -black (thought to be Corin's)
- Pair white Nike socks
- Pair Surfanic gloves -camouflage with compass on back
- Orange whistle (thought to belong to Remi?)
- Grey wollen Wappa knitted hat -possibly rabbit -eyes and long ears
- Pair waterproof trousers -loan stock
- Red Petzel headtorch
- Pink sock + white robbin design sock
- Grey sock - Slazenger in yellow
- Short tent pole -red end (35s)
- Red North Face fleece
Missing: 3 loan fleeces handed out on Friday. Please email to say that you have them.
Still not claimed from last hike
Still missing from last hike
Pre- Event Information
With the event now just 7 weeks away here is some general information. Detailed Event Notes will be posted here after the April hike.
- We take everyone to the event-whether they are selected as a team member or are a reserve.
- The event is run by the Army and strict safety conditions apply including a safety briefing and rigorous independent kit check. There are 400 teams to be processed in a day so we will leave Bristol at 8.00am on Friday 9 May. Please arrange for your child to have this day off from school as an Authorised Absence. We can provide a letter if required, just let us know.
- Parents are welcome on the army camp throughout the weekend, and to join us for a cup of tea. You may also catch sight of teams at certain checkpoints along their route, but no conversations -just a cheery wave please!
- If you are planning to stay the Friday or Saturday evening you need to be booking a B&B etc now as this is the area's busiest weekend of the year.
Key dates for event preparation...
- Monday 5 May (Bank Holiday) 7.45pm - detailed briefing for parents and scouts
- Wednesday 7 May (evening) - Scrutineering
- Saturday 10 May 7.00am event start - teams must finish Sunday 11 May by 5.00pm.
Post hike news - March hike
WOW what a weekend! The weather was beautiful with the sun shining on both days and the views over the moor were breathtaking. The Hikers did a brilliant job for their first weekend on the Moor and most completed both days of hiking so well done all.
Friday night saw us leaving the 169th on time however the scrutineering found many of the Hikers still not having all the correct equipment with particular attention to Fleeces, these must be at least 200g (or similar such as softshell) anything below this is a micro fleece. We and the Army will not allow hikers onto the Moor without the correct equipment so please ensure you read the list provided and bring everything on there. If you have a problem interpreting the standard required contact us via the website and we will advise.
The trip to the Meldon Hall on Friday Night was somewhat eventful with the Kit Van breaking down at Taunton Services. Thanks to Andy for escorting this back to Bristol and to 1st Bishopston for providing a replacement bus at short notice. The whole event resulted in a very late night and saw many people yawning the following morning.
Saturday and Sunday's hiking conditions could not have been better. The sun shone on both days and the visibility over the Moors meant you could see for miles and the views were stunning with not a cloud in the sky. Last year's walkers, who had not actually seen the entire terrain all last season, were amazed.
Overall the Hikers did fantastically well for their first Dartmoor hike with most completing both days of walking and were in good spirits on the way home. For those that didn't complete, don't worry, you all still did a great job and will have another opportunity to walk on the next Hike in April. For those of you who struggled a bit with fitness – ditch the car or bus and walk to and from school from now on in!
We were informed on the weekend that Lidl supermarket sell a mixed bag of dried fruit and nuts which are great for hikes as it is high calorie and at only £1 per bag a bargain!
Photos + missing kit
Photos from the March Ten Tors hike on Dartmoor are now online.
We've noticed we're missing a tent pole, a shorter pole with one end section in red. Please let us know if you have this?
We have some lost property from the March hike...
- Pair black overtrousers (loan stock)
- GoSystems gaz
- 1x grey sock with Slazenger in yellow
- 1x pink sock branded Snowpro
- 1x red sigg bottle (possibly left in green bus?)
- Petzl Head Torch in red with matching red headband