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DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS

The cost of whole expedition programmes depends on how we conduct the training, where the expeditions are going to take place and how many participants there are. Monster Adventure likes to do a very thorough job of training groups. We believe that good training results in safer and more comfortable, happier groups.

Take a look at some sample costs below.

IN HOUSE TRAINING

We can visit your group for an intensive training course, for one or two days of a weekend, using your premises. We are happy to travel anywhere in the country to provide weekend training programs local to you. if your school or youth group is based in the Leeds area then we can come to your premises for regular after school sessions.

THE WHOLE PROGRAMME PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

BRONZE

Training
Practice
Qualifying Route Planning
Qualifying
Prices From 
1 Day
2 Days
A Few Hours
2 Days
£205 Per Participant 
SILVER
1 Day
3 Days
A Few Hours
3 Days

£349 Per Participant
Training
Practice
Qualifying Route Planning
Qualifying
Prices From 
GOLD
2 Days
3 Days
A Few Hours
5 Days
£495 Per Participant 

Training
Practice
Qualifying Route Planning
Qualifying
Prices From 

*The prices listed assume a programme of 28 students. Please contact us for an accurate quote for your participants

 

Training: Training on a weekend at your premises with a return (for a few hours) between practice and qualifying expedition to do the qualifying route planning.

 

Expeditions:  Campsite fees are included but participants will be expected to bring their own food. Transport to the expedition venue is available on request

 

  1. Supervision of groups that you have trained.

After training a group yourselves we can provide qualified Mountain Leaders experienced in remote supervision to run and assess the expeditions.

 

Our standard day rate usually works out between £195- £225 . The main variable is staff transport costs. The price per day tends to be higher on shorter expeditions (the cost of getting there is not shared out over as many days), and if fewer members of staff are required (less opportunity to share transport).

 

When working to Monster Adventure procedures we staff expeditions with one member of staff per group (as a minimum). If you have some staff who hold nationally recognised outdoor qualifications (e.g. BEL, ML, WGL, HML, LL) or who have completed the training in these awards then we may be able to induct your staff in our procedures and reduce the number of staff that we need to hire and therefore the cost.

 

If you are interested in simply hiring supervisors to work on expeditions that you have planned then visit our page. If you would like more information on our complete packages then please read on.

TRAINING

We can run a full training course or simply cover the bits that you require help with.

 

If you are local to West Yorkshire we can train your teams in short blocks at regular intervals (possibly throughout the winter months). For groups based elsewhere in the country we can run an intensive weekend of training either away in the countryside or at your premises, wherever you are. We provide training for expeditions on the following areas:

  • Route planning.

  • Navigation.

  • First aid.

  • Emergency procedures.

  • Danger identification and avoidance.

  • Menu planning.

  • Camp-craft.

  • Camp cooking and hygiene.

  • The country code and highway code.

  • Equipment choice and procurement.

  • Deciding what to take and how to carry it all.

 

PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING EXPEDITIONS

During practice expeditions we will accompany the group for as long as we feel is necessary before letting them off on their own. This is usually a stepped process, moving from accompanying to shadowing to more remote methods of supervision.

 

On qualifying expeditions we usually meet up with the groups the afternoon before the expedition for a kit check and quick refresher on emergency procedures and navigation strategies. On the first day of the expedition they are immediately under remote supervision conditions.

When remotely supervising a group our staff will work out a daily supervision plan. They will look at the route and identify when they will need to be very close to the team and when they can hang back. Generally speaking we stay close when the team are in a) remote areas, b) areas of potential physical danger and c) areas of complex navigation. We will not necessarily walk with the group (especially on the assessed expedition), they may not even see us, but rest assured they will be being supervised. We will meet up and chat to each group at least once per day during their walk and will check them into their campsite each evening to perform an assessment of their well-being. Participants are given a emergency phone number for their supervisior, while we cannot guarantee that it will be in signal all day our staff will always be contactable during the night in case of emergencies.

  1. D of E Expedition services for schools and youth groups.

  2. We can assist you in running your expeditions...or we can take them off your hands completely

 

Although we are based in the North of England we work with schools and youth groups all over the UK. We train groups in schools all over the country and run their expeditions from Dartmoor to Hertfordshire to the Highlands of Scotland taking in Wales, The Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District in between. Wherever you are based in the UK we can probably help.

 

The Expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award comprises of four elements.

  • Training

  • Practice Expedition

  • Qualifying Expedition

  • Presentation

In a nutshell, if required, we can deliver the complete programme for the expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold level from training through to qualifying expedition and presentation. However, many organisations do some of the work and only ask us to take on what they would find difficult to deliver.

 

We can;

  • Organise entire programmes of training, practice and qualifying expeditions

  • Organise the expeditions for groups that you have trained, this includes booking campsites, checking routes and notifying the DofE of the expedition

  • Providing a team of supervisors to supervise expeditions where you have trained the groups and planned the expedition.

  • Provide a few supervisors to work alongside your staff and under the direction of a suitably qualified member of your staff.

THE YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS 

Region: Yorkshire Dales

The Challenge: To complete the circular walk of the Yorkshire 3 peaks (Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough) in 12 hours. 

Distance: 38km (23miles)

 

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is set in some of the best scenery the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. The 23 miles in 12 hours is achievable for most but is by no means a push over.  This is an absolute classic mountain challenge.

 

You can take part in this challenge with a team of friends or collegues on a date that suits., listed in the bar on the right of this page.  

 

 

If you have a team through your work or other social group we can run this event just for you by either accompanying your teams around the route or by simply meeting them at check points along the way. Groups of under 18's (school groups for example) will need to be accompanied by us on this event.

 

  1. The accompanied event

Each team is accompanied by a Mountain Leader who can guide you round the course as well as be on hand to deal with any incidents that should arise. Our support vehicle will meet up with you at various points with refreshments.

 

The cost of the event will depend on how many people you can get to join in. The prices below cover Mountain Leader cover and a support vehicle. If you are able to provide your own support vehicle then we will be able to reduce the cost, just ask for a bespoke quote.

Number In Team
7-9
10-13
14-18
19+
Cost Per Team Member
£60
£55
£50
£45

You can choose for us to cater this event (providing packed lunches in addition to snacks at checkpoints) at a price of £6 per head. We aim to provide for dietry requirments on request, including vegetarian, vegan, halal etc.

 

  1. The unaccompanied (check-pointed) event

If you are confident in your navigating skills (the route is quite straightforward for those with the appropriate skills and experience) you may opt to go out in your own teams with our role being to run checkpoints and respond to any incidents. We would meet you at various points on the route and provide refreshments at vehicle checkpoints. Again we can provide other services if required but the basic costs of running the Yorkshire 3 Peaks as a checkpointed event are the same as the accompanied event. The difference is that you have a higher level of independence, for example you can sort yourselves out in to smaller teams to enable you to move faster to get a good time.

 

You can choose for us to cater this event (providing packed lunches in addition to snacks at checkpoints) at a price of £6 per head. We aim to provide for dietry requirments on request, including vegetarian, vegan, halal etc.

 

 

  1. The route in a nutshell

The route starts in the village of Horton-In-Ribblesdale and follows paths and minor roads for a short while before beginning the climb to the first peak, Pen-y-ghent (694m). This is followed by its gradual descent, and then a few undulating miles to High Birkwith where you will meet the the first vehicle for refreshments.

 

There follows a straightforward section which takes you to the foot of Whernside, near the famous Ribblehead viaduct (pictured), and the second stop at the vehicle for refreshments. From here it is a long but straightforward climb to the summit of Whernside (736m) and then a shorter, steeper descent to the third vehicle check point at Chapel-Le-Dale.

 

The route now crosses the road and takes a footpath through limestone pavements, where, if you have the mental energy you may appreciate the beauty and importance of this unique habitat, before the path steepens as you climb the final mountain, Ingleborough (723m). From here it is a long, scenic, and for some at least, enjoyable, walk back down to Horton.

You can choose for us to cater this event (providing packed lunches in addition to snacks at checkpoints) at a price of £6 per head. We aim to provide for dietry requirments on request, including vegetarian, vegan, halal etc.

 

  1. The unaccompanied (check-pointed) event

If you are confident in your navigating skills (the route is quite straightforward for those with the appropriate skills and experience) you may opt to go out in your own teams with our role being to run checkpoints and respond to any incidents. We would meet you at various points on the route and provide refreshments at vehicle checkpoints. Again we can provide other services if required but the basic costs of running the Yorkshire 3 Peaks as a checkpointed event are the same as the accompanied event. The difference is that you have a higher level of independence, for example you can sort yourselves out in to smaller teams to enable you to move faster to get a good time.

 

You can choose for us to cater this event (providing packed lunches in addition to snacks at checkpoints) at a price of £6 per head. We aim to provide for dietry requirments on request, including vegetarian, vegan, halal etc.

 

 

  1. The route in a nutshell

The route starts in the village of Horton-In-Ribblesdale and follows paths and minor roads for a short while before beginning the climb to the first peak, Pen-y-ghent (694m). This is followed by its gradual descent, and then a few undulating miles to High Birkwith where you will meet the the first vehicle for refreshments.

 

There follows a straightforward section which takes you to the foot of Whernside, near the famous Ribblehead viaduct (pictured), and the second stop at the vehicle for refreshments. From here it is a long but straightforward climb to the summit of Whernside (736m) and then a shorter, steeper descent to the third vehicle check point at Chapel-Le-Dale.

 

The route now crosses the road and takes a footpath through limestone pavements, where, if you have the mental energy you may appreciate the beauty and importance of this unique habitat, before the pathsteepens as you climb the final mountain, Ingleborough (723m). From here it is a long, scenic, and for some at least, enjoyable, walk back down to Horton.

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