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ASU May Trip

ASU May Trip

Over the first May Bank holiday weekend the Active Support Unit once again arranged their Hillwalking event in the Peak District for Scouts, Explorers and Adults from our District and around the County.

This year we had 29 young people and 18 adults take up the invitation to receive some training and to enjoy themselves in the hills which, with the permit holders and the support team, meant that we had a grand total of 64 people. We were based at the Glenbrook Outdoor Activity Centre in the Hope Valley, which we have used many times before.

Groups of 8 – 1 Hillwalking Activity permit holder, 1 adult Leader plus the young people (2 adults in one team as we only had 5 young people in it) – went on walks ranging in length from 7.8km to 11.8km, depending on the age and ability. As well as hiking the young people had a chance to try real rock climbing at Burbage edge under supervision of our climb team.

Due to the number of adults taking part there was also an all adult walking team under the leadership of a permit holder. The adults swapped teams so that they could get experience of walking with Young People as well as other adults.

On the Sunday the Adult team located the crash site of an American Super Fortress on Bleak Low, high above Glossop. They had descended out of cloud whilst returning from a photographic reconnaissance mission in November 1948 and collided with the ground very near the summit and just below the Higher Shelf Stones trig at 621 metres.

IF YOU MISSED OUT THIS YEAR, WATCH OUT FOR THE DETAILS OF NEXT YEAR’S TRIP, WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN SEPTEMBER.

A gallery of photos from the trip is available through this link.

10th June 2018     Explorers, Network, News, Scouts

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