For 2023: Bookings open 1st January 2023 and will close on 18th March or when we reach the maximum number of teams
The training event is open only to Scouts from the age of 12. Scouts can walk with a daysack, and they also can choose a leader to walk with them. The teams must consist of a minimum of 4 persons and a maximum of 8, these numbers include any Leaders.
The expedition event is open to Scouts from the age of 12, with an option for Explorers to participate. Scouts and Explores walk carrying all they need for the three-day expedition. The teams must consist of a minimum of 4 persons and a maximum of 8.
You can join the event not just to support your team, but to help with the event. We have many roles that are key to making the event happen over the weekend and everyone is expected to pitch in and help. For your support, you get your very own badge.
Where is it?
Starting at the foot of Corndon Hill (SO 301 976) on Welsh / Shropshire borders on Day One, heading over Stiperstones (SO 367 986) and then on to greenfield campsite one.
Day two to start with a climb up to, and along The Long Mynd (SO 415 944) before the final major climb of the day over Caer Caradic Hill (SO 477 953) and onto greenfield campsite two.
Day three starts with a climb up Brown Clee Hill (SO 594 866) and then following the ridge towards the final hill and climb of the day at Titterston Clee Hill (SO 592 776) and the finish.
Teams on this challenge will also need a support team to transport food, stoves & tents between campsites. Along the 36 mile route, Scouts will be trained in Navigation to help them gain their Stage 3 badge.
Scouts and Explorers navigate the entire route, camp and cook unaided by Troop or Unit leaders, with the only support of Six Summits Expedition Leaders. As with Training, teams on challenges will be completed along the route and complete any training badges not already earned.
Before Six Summits Weekend
Participants will need to complete a series of training hikes, navigation exercises, and a number of scenario hikes. At least one should be on hilly terrain
All to watch the videos on basic map work and fully understand how to use, and read map with a compass.
Every member has all the equipment required and had your own full kit checked against our checklist.
Make sure you bring and how to use your chemical toilet.
Every person attending must be registered via OSM with us.
All teams start with a full kit check before teams head out for their three-day challenge, with their trackers so we always know where the teams are.
Also, throughout the weekend, the teams on this challenge will navigate through checkpoints, mini-challenges, pitch their own tents and cook their own meals. This will be supported by young people’s leaders for Training Event who will need to transport food, stoves & tents between campsites. The Expedition, Scouts and Explorers will carry all they need, leaders will need to only transport their toilet.
We need Leaders & adults attending to help us support the event, from assisting on our temporary campsites, helping with checkpoints, and many other roles.
Event Info Tab
The pages on this website tab will help you through the registration, and assist in preparing for the weekend, Please check back regularly as we will be adding more content leading up to the weekend.