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Gold Open Walking for reduced mobility participants- August/ September 2019- Confirmed expedition

Dates and locations:
19- 23rd August, Brecon Beacons
9-13th September, Peak District
Price: £510 for full 10- day package including campsite fees

We are pleased to announce that we have a team (currently 4 participants) booked for a reduced mobility expedition on the dates above, and are inviting more participants to join us. The individuals in this team face additional challenges with Hypermobility and PoTS, fatigue, and diabetes between them, meaning that shorter distances, more focus on aim work, and regular breaks throughout the day will serve as a suitable level of challenge for this team to complete their Gold expedition section. During the practice and training, we will be discussing everyone’s limitations, and planning an appropriately challenging qualifier. If needed, we will pre- position some equipment at the camp sites so that some team members can carry a day bag instead of a full rucksack. 

The expeditions are run by Pete and Claire Rich, who have both volunteered for the ambulance service for a number of years, attending 999 calls and learning about emergency management of many conditions. We carry advanced first aid kits on all our expeditions, including a defibrillator and oxygen. We’ve both been running DofE expeditions for over 12 years, and in that time we have helped participants with a wide range of conditions who need extra support, closer supervision or adjustments in how the expedition is completed, and we’re happy to do what we can to help young people complete their expedition.

We have a really good understanding of hypermobility, balance disorders, migraines, endometriosis, diabetes and asthma, and are happy to learn more about other conditions so that we can provide the right support and the right level of challenge for our participants. Please get in touch with Claire –[email protected] or 01283 684030 to discuss your needs, or see www.richadventure.co.uk/goldopenexpeditions for more information.

Course date:
19th - 23rd August, Brecon Beacons
9th - 13th September, Peak District
Course location:
Brecon Beacons and Peak District
Course fee:
£510 per person (inc. VAT)