DR <C> ABCDE for Outdoor and DofE Leaders

The most common question we are asked during a Rescue and Emergency Care (REC) 16 hour outdoor first aid course is “What should I carry in my first aid kit?” This often happens as participants evaluate the content of the first aid kit they usually carry as they proceed through the course. As course leaders […]

How long will my open DofE expedition last?

As we prepare for the Duke of Edinburgh Open Expedition season to begin there are lots of questions, we are asked about what to expect. The most common being ‘How long will my open DofE expedition last?’ Young people are often surprised when we remind them that there is a practice and qualifying expedition. The […]

Enjoy a successful DofE Gold residential experience with Mountain Water Expeditions

Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Residential The DofE Residential is unique to the Gold section of the DofE Award. For the Residential section you need to undertake a shared activity or specific course with people you don’t know, in a residential setting away from home and in an unfamiliar environment. The residential brings many exciting possibilities […]

DofE Resources – Route Cards

DofE Resources Mountain Water Expeditions.

EXPEDITION PREPARATION AND PLANNING – PART ONE There are many different ways we can plan for our DofE expeditions and this article highlights one of the more traditional methods; using route cards. For the many of us being out on expedition is what we are live for and is often the section of DofE that […]

The backroom staff to our DofE AAP Expedition & Gold Residential Services

DofE AAP Expedition And Gold Residential Services We normally try to keep our news articles fun and client related but it would be very easy to not give a mention to the back-room staff who keep these wheels on Mountain Water Expeditions rolling. For the past month or so this vital part of our team […]

Bronze DofE Expedition Assessment – West Pennine Moors

This weekend the St Peter’s RC High School DofE teams have timed their expedition perfectly! In-between cooling off in the high pressure rain drops, the groups are skipping merrily over the North-West moors above the Anglezarke reservoir, soon all arriving into camp for their Bronze DofE Expedition Assessment. High temperatures mean that it is all systems go at Mountain […]

DofE Bronze Expedition Training

This weekend marks the second of our large DofE Bronze Expedition Training weekends for St Peters RC school Orrell, Wigan. We were joined by 47 pupils from the school making up 9 bronze expedition teams. The weekend weather has been a great with the sun shining for most of the expedition which took place over on the […]

Congratulations Ray Goodwin – MBE

It is with great delight that we would like to announce that Ray Goodwin our ‘technical expert’ here at Mountain Water Expeditions has been awarded the title of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, MBE for short. Ray has always been at the forefront of safety here at Mountain Water Expeditions […]