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DofE Gold Expedition

Practice & Qualifying Expeditions with Edinburgh Napier University students 

Day one of Practice Expedition
Day one of Practice Expedition
The only man-made feature around for miles. Good navigational reference/aid.
Ardnamurchan Peninsula
Ardnamurchan Peninsula
Nice, open, barren landscape. Great for brushing up, on navigation skills.
Gold Practice Expedition.
Can you see him?
Can you see him?
There is a man in this photo, Well done if you can spot him.
Nice View
Nice View
Singing Sands - Kentra Bay
Anyone know where we are?
Anyone know where we are?
Wee rest stop at Kentra Bay
Last day, ready to go home.
Last day, ready to go home.
Castle Tioram is a ruined castle that sits on the tidal island Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. It is located west of Acharacle, approximately 80 km from Fort William. Though hidden from the sea, the castle controls access to Loch Shiel. It is also known to the locals as "Dorlin Castle".
Cairngorms 2016
Cairngorms 2016
Gold Qualifier Expedition. Start of day 2 of the 4-day Expedition. I had to walk 15 km to meet them from where I was staying!
Joys of being the Expedition Supervisor
Lairig ghru looking North to South
Lairig ghru looking North to South
The Lairig Ghru (Gaelic Làirig Dhrù) is the most famous mountain pass in Scotland. ... Ghru is not a word that has an agreed translation to it, but Lairig means pass, and the pass of the Lairig Ghru takes the hiker traveling north to south over a historical route from Strathspey to Deeside.
Early Morning walk
Early Morning walk
Last day of the Expedition, having just walked up through the Lairig Ghru
Happy Faces!
Happy Faces!
Big smiles, knowing that they were on the downhill slope to completing their Gold Award.
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