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Ten Tors 2022

2 teams compete in the 2022 Ten Tors Challenge.

Ten Tors 2022

10 May 2022

  • Wiltshire ACF
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This year only 2 Counties from The ACF entered the Ten Tors Challenge.

2 teams of 6 cadets from Wiltshire Army Cadet Force entered this challenging event. After weeks of practice events to hone their map reading skills and endurance, they attempted their first ever Ten Tors Challenge on Saturday 7th May

All Teams had to be on the finish line by 1700hrs on Sunday to complete the arduous 35 miles across Dartmoor and the Ten Tors.

Team 'B' completed the route with 12 minutes to spare. Unfortunately, Team 'A' were agonisingly close to completing, arriving on the last Torr at 16.20. It was declared that they would not arrive at the finish line in time, so their challenge ended there.

Wiltshire Army Cadet Force Commandant Colonel Britt Haggerty was there to great Team 'B' at the finish line and present their medals.

All the cadets should be extremely proud of their efforts in this extremely challenging event.

As always thank you to the Adult Volunteers who help to make these events happen so our cadets can achieve so much.

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Colonel Britt Haggerty presenting their medals

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Ten Tors Summary

There may be many challenging outdoor events in Britain today, but Ten Tors stands alone in its scale, its ambition and the fact that it is aimed solely at young people. The Event takes place every year on Dartmoor during the weekend following the May public holiday and is now firmly established in the collective consciousness of the South West. All those who attempt Ten Tors will undoubtedly remember it for the rest of their lives and for many it will be a life-changing experience.

Training for the Event is the responsibility of the participants’ Establishments and often starts months in advance. Completing Ten Tors is not easy with the terrain, distances and often the climate all conspiring against success. It is though achievable with the right commitment, training, endurance and grit: as the Event’s founder once said: “If there is anything more important than the will to succeed, it is that the will shall not falter.”

The Event starts and finishes at Okehampton Camp and is organised by the Army’s Headquarters South West with support from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as well as civilian emergency services and volunteers. It consists of two challenges, the Ten Tors Challenge and the Jubilee Challenge.

The Ten Tors Challenge

The Ten Tors Challenge is attempted by 2,400 teenagers in 400 teams of six. The teams navigate routes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (depending on age) over the Northern half of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors / check points in under two days. Teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route and stay out overnight safely.