DofE gold open walking expeditions

The programme of Open DoE Expeditions at Snowgoose Mountain Centre has an exciting and thorough programme of expedition training, tailored especially for individuals & small groups who may have difficulty accessing an expedition training opportunity from within their area. Our individual approach with comprehensive and high quality service will ensure that participants take as much away from their involvement in the Award as possible – at whatever level.

2 day week end GOLD expedition TRAINING & PLANNING

  • Evening before – overnight stay in bunkhouse
  • Day 1 – Introductions and group activities ▪Work through elements of the training syllabus covering topics such as navigation, emergency procedures, camp craft etc ▪Route Planning ▪Skills Training ▪ Overnight stay overnight in bunkhouse.
  • Day 2 – Complete any outstanding route planning ▪ Skills Training ▪ Emergency Procedures ▪ Prepare for your expedition – planning, packing & buying food; packing. Agree action plan. (Option to stay overnight in bunkhouse)

 

dates & prices

 gold level open walking expeditions – TRAINING ONLY

Number of Days
 Max Group Size
Cost
Closing Date
 Dates
Enquire / Booking
 2 day Training only  6 £ 90  8th March 2014  5-6 April 2014   Enquire
 2 day Training only  6 £ 90  6th April 2014  3-4 May 2014   Enquire
 2 day Training only  6 £ 90  27th April 2014  31 May – 1 June 2014   Enquire
 2 day Training only  6 £ 90  31st May 2914  5-6 July 2014   Enquire
 2 day Training only  6 £ 90  5th July 2014  2-3 August 2014  Enquire
 2 day Training only  6 £ 90  2nd Aug 2014  6-7 Sept 2014   Enquire
 2 day Training only  6 £ 90 6th Sept 2014  4-5 Oct 2014   Enquire

 

5 day PRACTICE GOLD expedition

  • Evening before – Arrivals – overnight stay in bunkhouse (if at all possible meet with supervisor for pre Training Expedition check the evening before).
  • Day 1 Complete expedition preparations ▪ pre expedition checks & planning – area familiarisation – buy & pack food – pack gear.
  • Day 2 – Start Practice expedition –
  • Day 3 – Continue Practice expedition, skills training and trial project
  • Day 4 – Continue Practice expedition, skills training and trial project
  • Day 5 – Continue & complete training expedition, skills training and trial project ▪ Expedition review with supervisor ▪ Agree action plan.  Clean & Return Gear ▪Cup of tea ▪Depart from 4pm ▪ Get home, have a bath and put your feet up! )
  • Note | The pre-practice training & the actual Practice Expedition can be taken independently. If you have not done the Silver level Award or it is some years since you did this we strongly recommend that you do the Gold  training weekend.

 

dates & prices

 gold level open walking expeditions – PRACTICE EXPEDITION

Number of Days
 Max Group Size
Cost
Closing Date
 Dates
Enquire / Booking
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  22nd  March 2014 27 April – 1 May 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  27th April 2014  25 – 29 May 2014  Enquire
5 days practice 6 £ 257.50  25th May 2014  22 – 26  June 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  22nd June 2014  27 – 30 July 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  27th July 2014  24 – 28 August 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  24th Aug 2014  28 Aug – 2 Sept 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50 28th Sept 2014  26 – 30 Oct 2014  Enquire

5 day QUALIFYING GOLD expedition

  • Evening before – Arrivals – overnight stay in bunkhouse
  • Day 1 – Complete expedition preparations ▪ pre expedition checks & planning ▪area familiarisation ▪ review emergency procedures ▪ buy & pack food ▪ pack gear
  • Evening before expedition – meet Assessor for pre Qualifying Expedition check. Overnight stay in bunkhouse
  • Day 2 – Start your 4 day Qualifying Expedition. You will be going this as an independent and self sufficient group in wild and often remote country. A designated supervisor will remotely  keep an eye on you along your pre-planned route. An assessor will make contact with you several times during the expedition to see how you are all doing. You will independently set up your own wild camp, cook your own food, and spend the 3 nights under canvas.
  • Day 3  -Continue with your Expedition & Project with a supervisor remotely keeping an eye on your group.
  • Day 4  – Continue with your  Expedition & Project with a supervisor remotely keeping an eye on your group.
  • Day 5  -Complete your expedition ▪ take part in a review of your Expedition with your supervisor & assessor ▪Clean & Return Gear ▪Cup of tea ▪Depart from 4pm ▪ Get home, have a bath and put your feet ▪(Option to stay overnight in bunkhouse).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Note | The pre-qualifying training & the actual Qualifying Expedition can be taken independently. If you have not done the Silver level Award or it is some years since you did this we strongly recommend that you do the Gold training weekend.

 

dates & prices

 gold level open walking expeditions – QUALIFYING EXPEDITION

Number of Days
 Max Group Size
Cost
Closing Date
 Dates
Enquire / Booking
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  9th March 2014 13 – 17 April 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  13th April 2014  11 – 15 May 2014  Enquire
5 days practice 6 £ 257.50  11th May 2014  8 – 12  June 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  8th June 2014  13 -17 July 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  13th July 2014  10 -14 August 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  10th Aug 2014  14 – 18  Sept 2014  Enquire
5 days practice  6 £ 257.50  14th Sept 2014  12 – 16 Oct 2014  Enquire