Open DofE Expeditions for individuals and friends

 

Haven't got a full team?

Missed your qualifying expedition at school?

Decided to complete your Gold now that you have finished university?

Come on one of our Open Award Expeditions in the Lakes or Spain!

 

If you fancy an adventure abroad and away from the UK weather, come with us to Spain! We run a fantastic 8 day trip to the Sierra Nevada mountains for those looking for a different kind of challenge. Price includes transfers from Malaga Airport and is open to those over 18 years old. (Flights not included). 

 

Back in the UK we offer Gold Training & Practice Expeditions and Gold Qualifying Expeditions in the Lake District, including the first two nights in a Youth Hostel. All of our expeditions are instructed by qualified and experienced staff. We also provide your group equipment - tents, stoves, gas, emergency kit and we have GPS tracking for peace of mind.  Scroll down for details on all of our open expeditions.

 

Whichever venue you choose, rest assured that GRIP have the experience you need to enjoy a safe and successful expedition. We are an Approved Activity Provider for DofE and we are licened by the Adventurous Activities Licencing Authority (AALA). 

For more information or to book a place, use our contact form or email
Caroline McCann, DofE Manager - caroline@gripadventure.co.uk.

 

GOLD TRAINING AND PRACTICE - THE LAKE DISTRICT

Dates for 2018 - Mon 26 - Sat 31 March, Sun 27 May - Fri 1 June

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OUR OPEN TRAINING AND PRACTICE INCLUDES:   PACKAGE PRICE
•  Lake District venue    £270 per person

•  Six days, five nights

   
•  Two nights in a hostel (B&B)
   Three nights camping (on expedition)
   
•  Intensive training - classroom sessions include:
   nutrition, risk management, safety procedures etc
   
•  Navigation training - an ML will train the team to Gold level
   including a night navigation session
   
•  Route planning - campsites will have been pre-booked    
•  Practice expedition - three nights camping
   including wild camp training with an instructor
   
     
•  Fully qualified, trained staff with DBS and first aid training    
•  Tents, gas stoves and gas provided    
•  Emergency Grab Bag - including mobile phone and 1st Aid    

•  GPS Tracking for peace of mind

•  Maps and compasses (two per team)

•  Camp and Hostel Fees included

   
•  Full information pack including kit advice    
     
Participants must have already registered and have an eDofE number. Full terms and conditions available on request.

OPEN GOLD REFRESHER AND QUALIFIER - SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN

Dates for 2018 - Tues 14 - Tues 21 August

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OUR SPANISH OPEN GOLD QUALIFIER INCLUDES:   PACKAGE PRICE
•  Pick up from Malaga Airport - daily flights from all over the UK   £600 per person

•  Eight days, seven nights

   
•  Three nights in a forest hostel (Full Board)
   Three nights camping (on expedition)
   Last night in a hotel to celebrate!
   
•  Refresher day with an ML out in the mountains - 
   to acclimatise and refresh navigation and safety knowledge
   
•  Organisation day - to buy food or last minute supplies,
   check and pack kit
   
•  Route planning     
•  Qualifying expedition - three nights camping - mostly wild    
•  All food included (except on expedition) - simple meals
   in hostel, B&B in hotel and celebration meal at the end.
   
•  Fully qualified, trained staff with DBS and first aid training    
•  Tents, gas stoves and gas provided    
•  Emergency Grab Bag - including mobile phone and 1st Aid    

•  GPS Tracking for peace of mind

   
•  Maps and compasses (two per team)    
•  Camp, Hotel and Hostel Fees included    
•  Full information pack including kit advice    
     
Participants must have already registered and have an eDofE number. 18+ only. Full terms and conditions available on request.

OPEN GOLD REFRESHER AND QUALIFIER - THE LAKE DISTRICT

Dates for 2018 - Mon 22 - Sat 27 October

Check availability now - email us!

 

OUR LAKES OPEN GOLD QUALIFIER INCLUDES:   PACKAGE PRICE
•  Lake District venue   £270 per person

•  Six days, five nights

   
•  Two nights in a hostel (B&B)
   Three nights camping (on expedition)
   
•  Refresher day with an ML out in the mountains - 
   to acclimatise and refresh navigation and safety knowledge
   
•  Route planning - campsites will have been pre-booked    
•  Qualifying expedition - three nights camping - one wild camp    
     
•  Fully qualified, trained staff with DBS and first aid training    
•  Tents, gas stoves and gas provided    
•  Emergency Grab Bag - including mobile phone and 1st Aid    

•  GPS Tracking for peace of mind

   
•  Maps and compasses (two per team)    
•  Camp fees included    
•  Full information pack including kit advice    
     
Participants must have already registered and have an eDofE number. Practice expedition report must have been completed and signed off. Participants must be over 16 years of age. Full terms and conditions available on request.
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