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Gold DofE students make history at PHSG!

Our intrepid, dedicated and inspiring Year 12/13 students managed to complete their ‘epic’ Gold Qualifying Expedition last Sunday, making them the first ever PHSG Gold Expedition Group to cross the finish line.

They completed a very tough route as follows;

  • 90kms
  • 2300m of ascent (Ben Nevis is 1440m!)
  • 4 days/3 nights
  • ‘Wild’ camping (Flete Estate/Huntington Warren/Frenchbeer Rocks) ie no camp site amenities!
  • Carrying full Expedition rucksacks
  • An estuary crossing of the River Erme at Wonwell
  • A full traverse of Dartmoor from Ivybridge to Okehampton
  • An ascent of High Willlhays/Yes Tor ridge – the highest point on Dartmoor and in Southern England at 621m
  • Typical ‘four seasons in one day’ Dartmoor weather!

A huge well done to the students, the girls were exceptional as this was a massive step up from what they experienced at Silver. Excellent work!