There is nothing quite like spending a night wild-camping in the mountains of one of our National Parks......
A few days before your expedition we will contact you with a final location for the experience.
We will meet at 9.30am and start with introductions, a chat about your experience and your hopes and aspirations for the expedition and a coffee and cake.
We will spend a bit of time discussing and planning a route through one of our amazing National Parks.
We will then drive to the start point for the expedition (5-30 minutes).
The first day will involve a day long trek to our campsite for the night. The pace will be easy going and will give lots of opportunity for learning and enjoying the route.
Once at camp we will set up for the evening. There will be ample time in the evening to do whatever you want. Stargazing, relaxing or even a spot of night nav (if you would like to).
Day two will be a shorter day hiking to the end point of the expedition. We will pack up camp head off on a 2-4 hour trip back to the waiting vehicles.
Spend an absolute minimum of 24 hours out in the wild.
Explore one of our spectacular National Parks.
Learn everything from navigation to campcraft from experienced instructors.
Take a true journey into the heart of a true wild place.
Have the chance to see the sunset, sunrise and amazing starscape
This is not an endurance challenge and the pace will be gentle enough to suit the group but you must be fit enough to carry everything that you need for 24 hours + over rough mountainous terrain.
You must have a tent that is up to the potentially challenging weather that the mountains can present.
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping matt
We can give advice on any equipment and can hire equipment to you upon request.
Sensible hiking boots (preferably water proof). Absolutely no fashion boots or trainers.
Bring clothing that is appropriate to the conditions. This should include as a minimum. Hiking trousers and top (no cotton), a synthetic mid layer, waterproof jacket, waterproof overtrousers, something warm to wear at night, spare socks, gloves. We can answer your questions about what is suitable - just ask.
Food and drink.
Food to last one full day and night and breakfast the next day. We will be cooking an evening meal and a cooked breakfast. There are lots of possible things that you could prepare but camping specific ready meals are ideal. You should also something for lunch on day one that can be eaten without preperation. There will usually be oportunity to fill up water enroute so carrying 1-1.5 litres of water will usually suffice. We can hapily discuss this and any potential concerns you might have.
I'm nervous about being out overnight, is this something for me?
We understand that people are nervous about being out in the mountains and wilderness. Our experienced instructors will take care of the navigation and the groups safety so that you can relax, learn and enjoy your bespoke expedition safe in the knowledge that we have it taken care of.
I cant see a date that fits with me, can i arrange an alternative?
We are happy to accomodate pretty much any dates that you would like to book. All you need to do is to contact us and we can arrange a date just for you.
Do i need any camping equipment?
- Mountain appropriate tent
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping matt
What clothing should i wear?
Bring clothing that is appropriate to the conditions. This should include as a minimum. Waterproof hiking boots (no fashion boots and no trainers). Hiking trousers and top (no cotton), a synthetic mid layer, waterproof jacket, waterproof overtrousers, something warm to wear at night, spare socks, gloves. We can answer your questions about what is suitable - just ask.
Where will we go?
The exact route will be decided upon on the morning of the expedition. There are lots of factors that will influence the route, the weather, the groups aspirations, fitness etc. All of which will be discussed in the morning.
What time does this start and finish?
We will meet at the arranged location at 9.30am and be finished for by 1pm on the following day. We usually aim to be at camp in the early evening. The exact time will vary.
Will it be safe?
All of our courses are ran by qualified professionals who are experts in ensuring your safety. That said, travelling in the mountains is a potentially dangerous activity and you have a role in your personal safety.
Unfortunately we don't control the weather - we're working on it but not yet.
If its wet on your expedition there is still a lot that we can do and it shouldn't stop you enjoying yourself or learning. We will however offer you a 30% discount on any future bookings if you do get a wet day first time round.