19 May 2022
A team from Royal High School Bath has successfully completed the gruelling Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor on the weekend of 7 – 8 May.
Organised by the Army, Ten Tors is described as “the largest and most challenging event for young people nationally” attracting thousands of teenagers from across the South West every year. 400 teams of six teenagers have to complete a 35, 45 or 55-mile route (depending on age) on Dartmoor using their navigational skills and carrying all the equipment and food they need for the two-day trek.
The team of six Royal High School Bath students set off at 07:00 on Saturday 7 May, trekked over 35 miles across the wild terrain of Dartmoor as a self-sufficient team – visiting ten nominated checkpoints and camping wild on the Moor overnight – before completing the challenge at 14:03 on Sunday 8 May.
Tim Hardcastle, Head of HE Support, DofE and Ten Tors Manager, at Royal High School Bath said: “We are so proud of this incredible team, including the amazing reserves. They have been a joy to train over the last three months and have achieved so much! The whole way through the process the students have worked as a tight-knit team, providing immense support for each other and developing many skills and a ‘never give up’ determination to tackle every issue. Well done!”