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Adventurous Activities

Here are some of the activities that Mr Fernandez has organised over the past few years, some are one-off adventures, others are planned to be repeated...

CCF ADVENTURE TRAINING CAMPS

The following optional events are arranged through the year - please contact PMF if you would like any more information. Applications for these events generally are via the Contingent Commander - TMM.

Christmas Climbing Trip - end of Michaelmas Term

To Llangrose Climbing Centre, where we take part in - climbing, abseiling, high ropes, bouldering. All activities and accommodation are indoors. (3 days)

Easter Adventure Training Camp - end of Lent Term

Based at Llangrose, with the boys taking part in activities such as: mountain biking, gorge walking, caving, a walk along Brecon's Ridge, and indoor climbing, high ropes, abseiling and caving. (5 days)

Summer Adventure Training Camp - end of Summer Term

An 8-day camp based near Keswick in the Lake District. Activities undertaken include: indoor climbing, outdoor climbing, mountain biking, ghyll scrambling, orienteering, over-night expedition, (Including wild camp and ascent of Scafell Pike). Overnight accommodation is in tents, with large building for all 'administration' and kit storage. (8 days)

OTHER (NON-CCF) ACTIVITIES

Radley Ridgeway Relay 

A relay running along 86 miles of the Ridgeway from Ivinghoe Beacon to Avebury. The A-team will do 36 miles in total, the B-team 32, amd the C-team 28. Running from 15:00 through the night (until 10:00 the next day) is certainly an experience that most remember. 

50 km Relay 

Teams of 3-6 run 50km between them. A great team-building and fundraising challenge. 

Radley 24-hour track challenge 

Like the 50km relay, but a bit further and teams of around 10 runners - last time we managed to get 212 miles. 

Wakeboarding

On the purpose-built facility at Milton Keynes. You are towed on a wire system around the lake. Can you progress from kneeling to standing? 

C2C (Radley Clocktower to London Clocktower/Big Ben)

A 100-mile cycle relay along the Thames Valley Path. (Also shorter version from Radley to Desborough for younger boys.)

Go-Karting 

To Oxford karting circuit to race around the track. Driving license not required. 

Paintballing 

An afternoon trying not to be hit by small paint pellets - sometimes done by Form Masters or for Social year Groups. 

Bob Graham Round Relay 

A relay attempt of the famous 24-hour solo challenge. Last time it took us 33 hours to complete - quite a challenge. 

National 3-Peaks

The iconic ascent of Ben Nevis (1344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1085m). 'Time on the Hills' ranges from 8 to 14 hours. Not only are the hills challenging enough, but the time spent in close-confinement in a minibus adds to the challenge. 

Welsh 3-Peaks 

A challenge aimed at the lower school. To climb the highest peaks in South/Mid/North Wales - Pen y Fan (886m), Cadair Idris (893m), Snowdon (1085m). (Totals of around 17 miles, and 1500m ascent)

Yorkshire 3-Peaks 

A non-stop 24-mile route around the highest peaks of the Yorkshire Dales-Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m), Ingleborough (723m). Can you complete it under 12 hours???

 

 

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