It is aimed at young people up to the age of 20, with the distance they have to cover on the expedition depending on their age group. The route taken by the groups has to include 10 of the many hill summits on Dartmoor, each of which is a “Tor”. The 60 mile course has since been abandoned, and 55 miles is now the maximum.
Nothing like a “nice cuppa” !
Kevin demonstrates how you boil the tea leaves in a mess tin, then strain through the holes punched in the bottom of an old tin. Seemed all right then.
Like all these things, they only work if a lot of people put in a lot of effort behind the scenes. A lot of people helped with base camp support, especially on the Wales and Dartmoor weekends, so here’s a shot of Johnny Carhart and Mick Bossy on base camp duty.
A big thanks has to go to Al Stephens (centre of photo on the left) who was a Flt Lt then, and is still involved in Ten Tors today.
He and Ernie Fox (Flg Off as then was, with Ron Dent in the RH photo), one of our Entry Flight Commanders, were the main drivers behind Halton’s entry for Ten Tors that year.
We were pleased to see that Ernie and his wife accepted the invitation to attend the ’95 reunion. Since then Ernie has also been to the 2000 Reunion, and the dedication service for our entry window.