Cost – £350.00 pp


Duration – 2 day


Location – Dartmouth, South Devon.


To learn how to plan, prepare, develop and implement an expedition to the far flung corners of the world or within your own national wilder areas. 


The training area occupies an extensive wooded estate upstream from the town of Dartmouth.  During the 2 days, our instructors will go through the preparation and forward planning processes, the equipment and human resource requirements, getting there and then the safe  management of implementation of the expedition.  In addition the course will look at contingency plans, emergency and medical scenarios together with survival techniques

Course outline

Prelims – Introductions, issue of equipment, any other admin.  

Working through a series of stances we will cover the following

  • The concept – what is an expedition
  • Initial plans and feasibility and hazard assessment.
  • Organisation & leadership
  • Human resource requirements
  • Equipment – choice and functionality
  • Communications
  • Traveling – getting there
  • Local resources.
  • Traveling – when you are there -safe movement over ground, navigation techniques, equipment and resources.
  • Obstacle crossing – static water, rivers, maritime and land obstacles including vertical training, steep ground etc.
  • Contingency planning – when things do not go to plan
  • Medical – assessment, requirements and equipment etc.
  • Emergency situations and crisis management – raising the alarm and getting help
  • Survival techniques including shelter construction, fire lighting, finding food and water, etc
  • Weather


Kit Required

What you will need to bring:
  • ParQ & Disclaimer forms
  • Appropriate footwear (walking boots/sturdy trainers)
  • Appropriate walking trousers/tracksuit bottoms (comfortable, lightweight)
  • Jumper/Fleece
  • Warm jacket or additional jumper/fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Thermal top/base layer shirt or additional T-shirt
  • Hat and gloves
  • Wash kit (towel, wet wipes, flannel, toothbrush etc.)
  • Spare walking trousers/tracksuit bottoms
  • Socks x 3
  • Spare underwear
  • T-shirt x2
  • Spare footwear/trainers
Optional equipment you may want to bring
  • Camera
  • Gopro or similar
What Kit you will be issued
  • Sleeping system including Shelter, sleeping bag and roll matt
  • Bergan/Rucksack
  • Rations/food
  • Whistle
  • Navigation equipment including compass, map
  • Head Torch
  • Cylumes
  • Water bottle
  • Cooking equipment
  • Waterproof note pad and pencil
  • Knife

£350.00 Per Person

When you submit your booking, you will be redirected to PayPal to pay a deposit of £100. A PayPal account is required to do this. The remaining balance must then be paid 14 days prior to the start of the course.



To learn how to plan, prepare, develop and implement an expedition to the far flung corners of the world or within your own national wilder areas. 



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Our trips operates out of Dartmouth and use the beautiful Start bay as our playground.  We also run trips up and down the river Dart and can arrange a variety of pick up and drop off points



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