At FOTA, for our Bronze Qualifying Expeditions, we pre-book a campsite, usually in a quiet part of Midlothian. Teams choose their own route (with our support). We provide transport and equipment.
We require all participants to have completed a full Bronze DofE Expedition Training programme, including one night camping.
After their expedition, we invite each team to give a presentation about their expedition experiences.
Our Bronze qualifying expedition will be in June. The planning meetings are compulsory.
Dates for your diary are:
Planning Meeting 1: Wednesday 20th May, 18:00-20:00
Planning Meeting 2: Wednesday 3rd June, 18:00-20:00
Expedition: Saturday 6th June, 09:00 until Sunday 7th June, 17:00
Presentations: Thursday 25th June, 18:00-20:00
All meetings and our Kit Store are based at The Risk Factory, 20 New Mart Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RL.
We can lend you all the specialist equipment for your expeditions – everything from boots and socks, to tents and first aid kits at no extra cost. You still need to supply your own food, and we encourage you to share with your teammates.
We pride ourselves on helping individual participants form effective teams which support each other. We support each team to plan and achieve their own unique, self-sufficient expedition that truly belongs to them. We can accommodate most additional support needs.
Transport is provided for your expedition from/to Edinburgh.