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Open Bronze Expeditions – Training and “Mini expedition”

At FOTA we now offer a 4-day training programme at Bronze level, including classroom based training and a “mini expedition” with one night camping on a quiet site in the Pentland Hills.

If you have completed a classroom-based training programme with your DofE Centre then you can just book the second half of a training programme to do a mini expedition, and then you’ll be ready for a Qualifying expedition.

Our first Bronze training weekend and “mini expedition” for 2020 will be:
Training: Saturday 14th March and Sunday 15th March, 10:00-16:00 each day
Mini expedition: Saturday 18th April, 10:00 until Sunday 19th April, 16:00 (camping)

All sessions and our Kit Store are based from 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.

Course date:
Various Dates 14th March - 18th April
Course location:
The Risk Factory, Edinburgh and The Pentland Hills
Course fee:
£140