Outline Plan

A draft breakdown of the survival challenge weekend

Friday 8th November

Participants arrive late afternoon and get launched straight into survival mode. Following an initial briefing, they will be expected to navigate to the base camp, start a fire, learn how to cook and prepare food in the wild (provided by us), and set up their shelter for the night (provided by us) before being given details of the challenge ahead.

Saturday 9th November

A very early start for individuals to clear down their camp and head off on their journey along the river. En route they will need to collect essential items to help them survive the night as well as forage for food that will give them the energy to survive. 

The next phase of the journey willl see participants building their own rafts to take them down stream to the woods where they will strike camp for their second night in the wild.

It will be a race against the clock to get to the site where they will need to build a shelter that will keep them dry and protect them from the night air during daylight hours. 

Sunday 14th April

By Sunday, participants will be challenging themselves on all levels, battling fatigue, hunger and physical exertion. It will be an extremely early start to clear all trace of the overnight camp before beginning the final river descent to Dartmouth.

This final challenge will test their resolve to survive under pressure before heading back to civilisation. The Survival Challenge will be over at lunchtime and participants will truly be able to say they have ‘survived the wild’.


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