Gold DofE expedition

The gold expedition to the Brecon Beacons has gone went well. Here is the group at the start…

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And at their first site…

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After a long second day over hot hills the group descended towards their site. Unfortunately no geocaches found today.

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At the height of the third day the group reached the top of Corn Du, and found a geo cache. Then went on to Pen y Fan, and down to a rainy evening at their campsite.

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Setting off for the final day…
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And success as the group all arrive at the finish!
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Silver final D of E expedition in South Downs

The silver group set off this morning for their final expedition, with a promise of some decent weather during all three days.

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First night at the campsite…
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Second night at the campsite, all are well. Just checking routes for tomorrow…

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And finally having completed the expedition after 3 days of fun!

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Gold Final 2012

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Lovely weather in the Brecon Beacons for the start of the Gold Final. Above, the group meet their assessor; below, the group on Sunday morning as they start their expedition.

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Arrived at their first site, a field with a tap:
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And the second night…. Quite a long day walking. But finally arrived at farm…
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7.30 Tuesday morning, and the group are just leaving:
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The group arrived at their site in good spirits on Tuesday after walking over hills and along paths. Here they are at lunch:
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The final day, and the group leave at 6.30ish:
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Finished! The expedition was a challenge, and a success.
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Gold DofE Expedition

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Starting the Gold Expedition, in the rain…
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And cooking in the wet. The weather today, Wednesday is much better than yesterday, and they are all still smiling.
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Here’s the final wild campsite. With plenty of water in the river. Bit of a flood over night though:
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And the last stretch home, on the 2 moors way.
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A very challenging expedition, which the participants should be very proud to have completed.