Nineteen of our students set out in driving rain to take part in the Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor last weekend, eighteen representing Tavistock College and one who unfortunately did not make the final selection took part with Poltair School, St.Austell. Despite the atrocious conditions for the 7.00am start on Saturday morning and some thick hill fog on Sunday morning which tested the student’s navigation skills to the full, the weather was kind for the majority of the event. Such dramatic changes in weather only add to the complexities of undertaking a challenge of this nature. All three teams (35-mile, 45-mile and 55-mile) completed their respective distances and although a number of students returned with their feet slightly the worse for wear, they were delighted to have successfully completed the event.
Brigadier Jez Bennett, Director of Ten Tors 2015, commented: “Ten Tors is still the largest and foremost event of its kind in the British Isles, presenting real opportunities and challenges to bring out the very best in our young people. To complete the challenges takes considerable commitment and determination not just from the individuals and teams participating, but also from the adult team managers and group leaders whose selfless commitment and dedication brings the experience and love of the adventure to new generations.”