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The Cairngorms Wilderness Skills Expedition

The cairngorms survival and wilderness skills expedition is a challenging event where we as a group will head off into the remote wilds of the Scottish highlands to experience true wilderness.  This course will be both physically and mentally tough.

The journey will be challenging as we will cover a large distance over the course duration, you will be responsible for carrying everything with you for the event.  We will be travelling unsupported by vehicle and negotiating difficult terrain at times. As tough as it will be you will leave us  with a feeling of accomplishment , increased confidence in the outdoors and a greater understanding of how to look after yourself for future adventures

Over the duration of the event you will be taught and tested on the following subjects:

You must be of a good level of fitness to attend this course and strong enough to carry your kit for the duration. On the first day we will be walking a moderate distance, this day will be the longest stretch that we cover in a single days hike…

PLEASE ONLY BRING WHAT YOU CAN COMFORTABLY CARRY.

A great expedition trip into the remote Scottish Highlands that will be both Challenging  and rewarding. You will learn new skills on this event and have the opportunity to put them into practise for real. We strongly recommend that you attend our Dartmoor Expedition trip prior to ensure you are both physically and mentally prepared for this adventure.

Course begin time 9.00 am  Wed
Course Finish time 11.00am Sat

There is a strong emphasis on Navigation skills on this event and you will leave a confident navigator. We will teach you the following Navigation skills:

  • How to set your map
  • How to read features and contours on your map
  • Understanding taking a bearing
  • How to keep track of distance moved on the ground by pacing and timing
  • Navigational techniques such as hand railing, using catchment features and aiming off
  • Methods of relocation
  • How to give an accurate grid reference and more
  • Practical outdoor clothing
  • Water proofs coat and trousers
  • Walking boots or similar
  • A sleeping bag suitable for season
  • bivvi bag
  • roll mat or inflatable mattress
  • Small tent or tarp. Tents are better for exposed areas
  • Mess tins, Billy can (a plate and bowl will do)
  • Knife, fork and spoon also a mug or cup to drink from
  • A full water bottle (for drinking)
  • means to replenish water ie purification tablets or water filter
  • A head torch and a spare set of batteries
  • Insect repellent
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • A whistle for emergencies
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Small first aid kit
  •  OS map 1 25.000 of Ben Alder, Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan
  • Compass with a 1 .25000 scale
  • Food for duration
  • gas stove and gas
  • A rucksack to carry everything, we recommend at least a 50 litre bag for this
  • A notebook and pencil
  • Camera
  • Tea or coffee
  • Change of clothing
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