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On 15th July, the DofE Gold group travelled by train to Dent for the start of their assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales, arriving in mist and rain. However the next few days were beautiful — sunny but not too hot — ideal walking weather for their two-day familiarisation period and the start of their expedition. But as the week went on, the weather changed for the worse, with cold, windy days, the last having the added delight of continuous heavy rain!

However, Darcie and Rosella, Ben and Roman successfully completed their four-day expedition, covering 86km (that's 54 miles) over the Dales with full kit. Their highest point, in the rain, was the summit of Ingleborough, at over 720m, but they didn't see anything as the mist had reduced visibility to no more than a few paces!

They did extremely well, and we look forward to their Presentation in September.

Photos:

1. Arriving at Dent Station
2. Ready to start the expedition in Kettlewell
3. Reaching a checkpoint above Malham
4. The final stretch
and ..
5. reaching the finish near Ribblehead viaduct

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