Ten Tors trek success for Exmouth youngsters
PUBLISHED: 09:13 12 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:13 12 May 2016
Youngsters from Exmouth are celebrating after completing the annual Ten Tors challenge.
Students from Exmouth Community College and members of Exmouth Air Cadets set out to navigate their way across Dartmoor in the two-day event at the weekend.
The college’s team for the 35-mile route – team leader Anya Coles, Emily Day, Katie Down, Megan Nelmes, George Mead and Sam Moxham – successfully completed the challenge, with the exception of Emily Day, who had to retire due to injury.
A college spokesman said: “Overall, an incredible achievement and one for which the school community is immensely proud.
“The team, although blistered and fatigued, are delighted to have conquered the Ten Tors 2016, and are already looking forward to starting their training for the 45-mile course next year.”
The air cadets’ team for the 45-mile route – team leader Corporal Jack Rowsell, Navigator Matt Bagnall, Corporal Damian Lis, Josh Parker, Fin Gilbert, and Jack Smith – was also successful, along with Jodie Pointer, an Exmouth cadet who joined the successful 35-mile Dorset and Wiltshire Wing team.
Rob Hoe, of Exmouth Air Cadets, said: “Months of training in navigation and wild camping certainly paid off, although the warm weather was something they had not trained in previously, having started in snow and gales in January.”