Completing Ten Tors is not easy with the terrain, distances and often the climate all conspiring against success. It is achievable with the right commitment, training, endurance and grit: as the Event’s founder once said: “If there is anything more important than the will to succeed, it is that the will shall not falter.”

There are many challenging outdoor events, but Ten Tors stands alone in its scale, ambition and the fact that it is aimed solely at young people. The Event takes place every year on Dartmoor during the weekend following the May public holiday and is now firmly established in the collective consciousness of the South West. All those who attempt Ten Tors will undoubtedly remember it for the rest of their lives and for many it will be a life-changing experience.

The Ten Tors Challenge is attempted by over 2000 teenagers in 400 teams of six. The teams navigate routes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (depending on age) over Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors and check points in under two days. Teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route and stay out overnight safely.

Sam Tripp, Head of Outdoor Pursuits commented “Last weekend, our incredible Ten Tours Team conquered the challenging 45 route under a blazing sun! Battling sweltering temperatures, they pushed their limits, showcasing their resilience and team spirit. Every mile was a testament to their determination and camaraderie, making this feat not just a physical triumph, but a celebration of collective endurance. Here’s to our unstoppable team for turning up the heat and emerging victorious!”

Nicola Rogers, Assistant Head Co-Curricular agreed, “Huge congratulations to our Ten Tors Team, Will, Theo, Henry, Monty, John and Bryn for stepping in at the last minute! Also to Emily who stepped in a couple of weeks ago to help make up the Stonar team so they could also compete. It’s a gruelling challenge, a great achievement and most of all, it will inspire our younger pupils. We must also acknowledge poor Alex, who sadly due to a cricket injury the day before, was unable to take part after all the training. Thank you to parents and staff for supporting over the weekend.”