Gold

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If you are considering taking part in the Gold expedition you may have completed the full Silver expedition. If not don't worry our training will give you all the information and skills you need.

The Gold Expedition is 4 days and 3 nights and takes place in Wilde Country.

 

There are 3 elements to our Gold Expedition package:

Training

This will take place over 3 days at one of our local training sites.  During the training the groups will become familiar with the 20 expedition conditions as these form the assessment criteria:

http://www.dofe.org/en/content/cms/doing-your-dofe/activities-sections/expedition/20-conditions/

As a Gold participant your expedition skills will by now be very good. Our training programme is aimed at improving those skills gained on your Silver trips and develop them to a level successful for a Gold participant. We want this to be an enjoyable experience and place great emphasis on participants working together as a team to achieve their chosen aims whilst having fun.  The training also gives the participants the opportunity to meet and work with the staff team that will be supervising the expeditions.

Practice Expedition 4 days 3 nights

Our practice expeditions take place in either North or Mid Wales in wild country. As a Gold participants supervision will be remote. We have found that this gives groups the best opportunity to work independently. Depending on how groups plan their route they may get the opportunity to have a wild camp on your practice trip. Participants have the opportunity to try out their chosen aim and consider how they might deliver the final presentation.

Final Expedition 4 days 3 nights

Our final Gold expeditions take place in either North or Mid Wales. Theses areas offer participants superb scenery and ideal Gold expedition environments. Once again depending on how groups have planned their routes there may be the opportunity for a wild camp. Supervision will be remote and assessment will be by a DofE Accredited Gold Assessor.

 

What’s included in Stepping Outdoors Gold Package  

Full training, Supervision, Camp fees, Maps and compasses, Group equipment, tents stoves, cooking fuel and rucksacks.

Assessors report sent to your DofE Manager or emailed to you on successful completion of your final expedition.

What’s not included by Stepping Outdoors Gold Package

Food, personal equipment, waterproofs, sleeping bag and roll mat walking boots, transport to and from the expedition area

For more information and prices please email us at nick@steppingoutdoors.co.uk

or call 07951 496 413