All team members must be members of the Scout Association or Girlguiding UK. For all competitive Classes (A, B, E, S and V*) the minimum combined age of the team members is 48 (*100 for Class V). Please note that only whole years are added together. Please note that this also applies to Class A, despite there being less team members.
The hike is divided into classes as follows:
Class A – open to all ages
Class B – for under 18 years**
Class E – for under 18 years** with a maximum combined age of 62
Class S – for under 14 years 6 months**
Class V – open to all ages with a minimum combined age of 100
Downsman Open – open to all ages. Under 12’s to be accompanied by a responsible adult (over 18), who is part of the team. This will be for fun and experience only. No trophies will be awarded for this event.
** Please note that maximum ages stated must be strictly adhered to and apply on the day of the event.
Please see the relevant page for full details of each Class.
IT IS EXPECTED THAT TEAMS WILL HAVE HAD SUITABLE TRAINING AND PREPARATION FOR THE HIKE, AND THAT ALL MEMBERS ARE PHYSICALLY FIT.
Three team members must book in together at ALL Checkpoints and the complete team, i.e. 4 members, apart from Classes A and V, at ALL Service Areas. Failure to do this will automatically disqualify the team. All team members of Downsman Open teams must book in at all Checkpoints and Service Areas.
Teams must also ensure that their Tally Card is presented and clipped at each Checkpoint and Service Area reached en-route. Failure to obtain a valid clip at a Checkpoint or Service Area will result in the team having to back-track to obtain the clip, or automatic disqualification. Consequently, a lost Tally Card will result in disqualification.