Ten Tors Challenge

Welcome to Ten Tors 2017

Welcome to the new Ten Tors 2017 web site. You can look back on Ten Tors 2016 and previous years in the archive.

TT18 Key Dates

Entries Submitted Wed 30 Aug to 2359 hours Tue 26 Sep 2017
Selection Published Fri 29 Sep 2017
Team Managers' Briefing Sat 14 Oct 2017
Payments 3 to 31 Jan 2018
Pre-Registration Wed 4 Apr 2018 to 2359 hrs Tue 1 May 2018
(May Public Holiday Mon) 7 May 2018
Ten Tors Event Fri 11 - Sun 13 May 2018


TT Secretary's Notices


The complete list of all the Volunteer Awards has been updated. http://www.tentors.org.uk/info/awards Remaining 2017 Awards are being dealt with now and should be distributed in the next 2 weeks.

Heads of Establishment or Team Managers should send any corrections to the list to SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk. Note that the date shown is that on which the eligible service was achieved, not the date of the presentation.

The next round of applications will be requested in February 2018. We do not have the staff to deal with them before then.

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Dr Andy Holborn has vacancies on2 HML Assessment Courses running before Christmas: 22-24 September and 17-19 November.

He also has 2 HML Training Courses: 6-8 October and 1-3 December.

For further information, please contact Dr Andy Holborn MIA, IML, ML(Winter) aholborn@outlook.com

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Wed 17 May 2017 — Volunteer Awards 2017

The list of those nominated in 2017 for Volunteer Awards has been updated with the additional entries in italics. Arrangements for presentation of the unawarded certificates will be announced shortly.

Please note that the date used is that of when the Award was achieved, not the date of presentation.

If further amendments to the list are required, please e mail SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk writing in the Subject ‘Volunteer Awards’.

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Mon 15 May 2017 — Nick Muir from Great Torrington receiving his 30 year support for Ten Tors

Picture below is of Nick Muir from Great Torrington receiving his 30 year support for Ten Tors. Nick first got involved with Ten Tors in 1987 as he was looking for a challenge for the older scouts in his troop 1st Torridge Sea Scouts, Ten Tors fitted the bill.

Over the years he has trained managed and supported group from Scouts in Torridge, West Devon, North Devon and Torbay. He worked at both Bideford College and Great Torrington school where he supported and managed ten tors teams. Ten Tors offers so many life skills we are very fortunate to the enthusiasm of the Army for offering this event to so many young people, 400 teams of 6 taking on the 35, 45, & 55 route.

We must not forget the Jubillee Challenge a 1 day event for the less able, 2017 was its 40th year. This year Thursday & Friday was very windy and cold, Saturday was cloudy with less wind Sunday was a gloruious clear sky and sunshine, the weather was kind. The phase that comes back from Ten Torers is ' I would not be the person I am today without the encouragement of trainers/leaders and the armed forces for offering this event I discovered what i was capable of'

Nick receiving his award from Lt Colonel Peter N Bates OBE MA - SO1 Ten Tors

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Headquarters South West

Event Director

Colonel JC Coote DSO OBE

Colonel James Coote commissioned into The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment in 1994. He has served on operations in: Northern Ireland; the Balkans; Iraq and Afghanistan, most latterly as the Commanding Officer of the First Battalion and commander of the Police Mentoring and Advisory Group in Helmand. He has served with Cadet Forces, the OTC, Regular and Reserve battalions and was appointed as a Deputy Colonel of the Regiment (an honorary appointment) in August 2014.

Outside Regimental Duty he has instructed at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Platoon Commanders’ Battle Course; staff appointments have included an appointment in London at the Directorate of Army Resources of Plans, a tour as Military Assistant to Commander Regional Command (South) in Kandahar, and two years co-ordinating overseas exercises in the Former Soviet Union and wider Europe. His most recent assignments have been in the Army Strategy Branch, where he has had particular responsibility for Parliamentary and wider engagement, and as Assistant Head Military Strategic Plans in the Operations Directorate.

James has a degree in Engineering, attended the Higher Command and Staff Course and has a Masters’ degree from the University of Cambridge in International Relations. More importantly, he completed the 45 mile Ten Tors challenge as a cadet! Born in Cornwall, schooled in Dorset and settled in Wiltshire he considers the South West his home. He is married and has two children, two spaniels and a narcoleptic cat.