• Price:

    £472.00 Per person (*Inc Vat)

  • Location:


  • Duration:

    7 Day Course

  • Ratio:



The Gold Lite program isn’t for all participants, as it is a shorter length than our classic program meaning participants have less instructor-led learning. We believe this is not necessarily the best approach for direct entry participants. However, if participants have prior experience and skills in relation to the DofE award or for schools or organisations with staff who have knowledge relating to the expedition section that are able to deliver certain elements of the program. This program could be for you! 

The additional support from school staff is important in order for participants to reach the required standard for a qualifying expedition. 

If you don’t know if this program is for you please contact us to chat to a member of our friendly and experienced team. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. 

What we could cover depending on your needs:
  • Navigational training
  • Route planning
  • Emergency scenarios
  • First aid training
  • Kit and equipment
  • Usage of stoves / cooking
  • Tent usage
  • Camp-craft
  • And much more...
  • Training: 3 days (1 school training and 2 day off-site navigation and skills training)
  • Assessment: 4 days with 3 night camping

We have a range of locations depending on your needs and our experienced team has knowledge of many areas across the UK   


Our Gold Lite is run on a 1:7 ratio for training days and 1:14 ratio for the assessment expedition.

Overnight duties:

Overnight pastoral cover can be arranged on request at an additional cost. 

Equipment included:
  • Maps and compasses
  • Group first aid kit
  • Tents
  • Stoves and fuel
  • A tracker per team on assessment
  • Hi-vis jackets for road safety 


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Instructors and insurance

All our staff are qualified and assessed by the Mountain Training Association and have years of coaching and instructing experience and all participants are covered for all activities via our public liability insurance.

Gift cards / Course bundles

Our Gift Vouchers make perfect presents to celebrate a birthday, Christmas and any other special occasion!

We also offer course bundles which allows you to Gift card more than one course to your loved one.

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How to Find Us

Based within the Staffordshire Moorlands part of Peak District National Park, just below the iconic Roaches; we have some of the best rock climbing and hiking venues the UK has to offer within walking distance of our centre. Situated 5 minutes up the road in Upper Hulme from the local town of Leek, getting to us couldn't be easier. With parking, toilets, free hot drinks and wifi our climbing school couldn't be a better place to start your journey.

01538 300174


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Upper Hulme Mill, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TY