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Majority complete Ten Tors

Posted 14 May 2012
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Majority complete Ten Tors
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Most of the teenagers taking part in the annual Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor completed the course on a weekend when the weather took a change for the better.

Although anyone preparing for the event will have had to do so in rainy conditions in recent weeks, the actual event itself (May 12th and 13th) turned out to be pleasant and sunny.

Paying tribute to those who made it over the finish line, organisers stated on the event website: "You though, the class of 2012, did your managers and trainers, your families and supporters - but crucially, yourselves - proud!"

While the event was ultimately held in good weather, walkers on Dartmoor may find they need to make good use of waterproofs to stay dry in the frequent rain and use Ordnance Survey maps and compasses to navigate.

Most of the national park is over 1,000 ft above sea level, although it only rises above 2,000 ft in two spots on the Yes Tor-High Willhays ridge near the Okehampton Camp where the challenge starts and finishes. ADNFCR-2803-ID-801362295-ADNFCR