Colyton students take on Ten Tors challenge

PUBLISHED: 13:45 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:45 19 May 2017

The Ten Tors team from Colyton Grammar.

The Ten Tors team from Colyton Grammar.

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One team completed a 35-mile hike and two conquered the 45-mile route.

Students from Colyton Grammar School have reflected on their Ten Tors experience.

One team completed a 35-mile hike and two conquered the 45-mile route.

The 18 youngsters, all aged 15 to 16, completed the expedition after having trained every fortnight since October, and carefully planned and prepared for their trek.

When asked, they said that the most difficult part of the whole event was dealing with blisters - but that the difficulty was well worth the euphoria of crossing the finish line.

Anton Torres, a member of the 35-mile team said: “It was very rewarding, I can’t wait to do it again.”

The challenge is limited to 2,400 individuals (400 teams of six teenagers). The teams face hikes of 35, 45 or 55 miles over the Dartmoor terrain, visiting ten nominated tors in under two days.

The teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all they need to complete their route and wild camp safely overnight.

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