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What advice can previous DofE expedition participants offer you?

What advice can previous DofE expedition participants offer you?

As part of the review and feedback session with our last DofE Gold Open Expedition, we asked participants: ‘What one piece of advice could they offer another DofE team who were about to experience their expedition’. This is what they had to say:

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Coloured Team Rucksack Covers.

Coloured Team Rucksack Covers.

You sit, you wait. Over the horizon you see silhouettes of people. Could this be the Duke of Edinburgh's Award group you have been waiting for?

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The Measurement of Success

The Measurement of Success

Summit attempts start the day or evening before when plans are made, you pack your bag and head for an early night tucked in warm comfortable sleeping bags. Pretending to sleep the brain runs through what could possibly happen the following day. The ultimate question is - Will there be success?

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Recognising Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and how to help prevent it.

Recognising Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and how to help prevent it.

Altitude sickness is a potentially serious condition faced by many adventurous travellers venturing to altitude. It’s not just those climbing mountains like Kilimanjaro (5,895m) or Mount Elbrus (5,642m) or even the lower altitudes of Jebel Toubkal (4,167m), as you might expect. The symptoms of (AMS) Acute Mountain Sickness, can be encountered at altitudes as low as 2,500m.

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20 Conditions for DofE Expeditions

20 Conditions for DofE Expeditions

Here is a reminder of the DofE's 20 Conditions for Qualifying Expeditions. In order to complete the DofE section of your award, you and your team must fulfil the following conditions. These are laid out to ensure that each expedition runs to the same standard and to ensure that each participant has a worthwhile experience and challenge.

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