Twelve GTS Students conquer their

Ten Tors 2014 Challenge

Posted on: 13/05/2014

Twelve Great Torrington School pupils were among the 2,200 teenagers who took part in the annual Ten Tors Challenge this year. 

The two teams of six successfully completed the 35 mile challenge at this year's event, both finishing in excellent time. 

Competitors proved themselves to be self-sufficient; navigating their own route, carrying their own gear, food and other essentials. The challenge of walking unaided over the forbidding Dartmoor terrain remains as demanding as ever. The challenge is the result of months of training and determination which sees the teams up on Dartmoor at the weekends and this year in some appalling weather conditions. 

This weekend the youngsters were pushed to their limits.  The conditions were tough, but they worked together as a team to keep themselves pushing forward to the end.  Mr Farmer, Ten Tors Leader said, "The teams were brilliant, despite the weather being horrendous" 

We are immensely proud of not only the teams participating, but the staff of Great Torrington School and all the adult volunteers whose selfless commitment and dedication bring the experience and love of the outdoors to our students.  Their dedicated support has kept the Ten Tors Challenge alive at GTS. 

Route I (Mix Colour tops) 
Thomas Humphreys (Team Leader), Aidan Wright, James Brock, Sarah Adams, Jac Simpson, Oliver Chavasse 
Finish time 15.20 hours 

Route N (Pink Tops) 
Joel Anderson, Harry Lambert (Team Leader), Noah Stevens, Sam West, Kyra Reeves, Tertia-Tizane Kennedy-Matthews 
Finish time 13.38 hours 


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