Cadets go for gold

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson's Choice Extra -

YOUNG­STERS proved they have what it takes when they took on the chal­lenges of a tough moun­tain range.

Mem­bers of the Air Cadets 1220 (March) Squadron tack­led the three York­shire Peaks as part of the Gold Duke of Ed­in­burgh’s award ex­pe­di­tion train­ing.

A spokesman said: “Over three days, the squadron trav­elled to the York­shire Dales and camped near Set­tle.

“They planned three routes but through­out the event the strug­gled to cope with low cloud, snow on the fell tops and the ever threat of heavy rain.

He said: “Whilst walk­ing up these clas­sic fells the cadets were able to hone their nav­i­ga­tion skills, par­tic­u­larly as vis­i­bil­ity was quite low a lot of the time. They also got used to the dis­tances and ter­rain they will need to deal with when com­plet­ing their Gold Ex­pe­di­tion later on this year.”

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