Our Silver Practice Expeditions normally take place in the Scottish Borders, but teams will choose their own route (with our support) in the Scottish Borders, Tayside or the Trossachs. Teams can choose between campsites and wild camping depending on their route.
We will meet at and return to The Risk Factory, 20 New Mart Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RL, where our Kit Store is based. Transport will be provided from The Risk Factory to the practice start location in Scottish Borders, Trossachs or Tayside.
Our Silver Practice Expedition will be in April. The planning meetings are compulsory.
Dates for your diary are:
Planning Meeting1: Wednesday 18th March, 18:00-20:00
Planning Meeting2: Wednesday 25th March, 18:00-20:00
Kit collection: Thursday 2nd April, 18:00-20:00
Expedition: Saturday 4th April, 08:00 to Monday 6th April, 20:00 (approx.)
Kit return: Wednesday 8th April, 18:00-19:00
For the expedition, we will meet at The Risk Factory at 08:00 on Saturday 4th April, where you will be transported to your group’s start location. Once you’ve completed your expedition on Monday 6th April, transport will return you to The Risk Factory at approximately 20:00.
We can lend you all the specialist equipment for your expeditions – everything from boots, socks and waterproofs, to tents, stoves and first aid at no extra cost. Participants are required to make an additional refundable deposit of £25 for equipment borrowed. This deposit is kept providing all borrowed equipment is returned clean, dry and on time then we will offer to refund your equipment deposit within 30 days. You still need to supply your own food, and we encourage you to share with your teammates whilst on expedition.
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.
For more information or to book onto this training and practice, please visit our website: www.fota.org.uk/expeditions