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6 QEH teams complete Ten Tors Challenge

QEH earn their bronze, silver and gold medals for completing the Ten Tors challenge.
17 May 2022
Written by Abi Purvis
School News
QEH Ten Tors Teams
QEH Ten Tors Teams

The annual Ten Tors event took place for its 60th year on the 7th and 8th of May.

Ten Tors is a long distanced hiking challenge that is run by the Army in Dartmoor National Park. Teams of 6 participants have to be self-sufficient and navigate their way across 10 tors under strict time restrictions. They have two days to complete their route, and during this they have to wild camp!

Our teams began their training at the beginning of their school year; learning how to navigate, work as a team, and rehearse walking long distances in a short space of time. 

For many, this event was their first experience of the Challenge itself and they were greeted by a festival-like atmosphere and an interview from ITV West Country. The renowned song Chariots of Fire began playing throughout the camp at 5 am on Saturday morning and the teams prepared themselves for the 7 am the cannon fire to set them off on their challenge.

This year QEH entered 6 teams, more than any other school establishment. Two teams took part in each discipline; 35 miles, 45 miles, and 55 miles. They arrived back at Okehampton Army Camp in high spirits (despite the sore feet), and in a great time! 

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