AboutThe Bear Grylls Survival Academy set out two years ago to run Adventure Survival courses for Children, Family’s and Adults in extreme or challenging environments. First came Scotland shortly followed by Victoria Falls in Africa, Catskills Mountains in New York, Yosemite in California and more recently the Nevada Desert. When we were looking for a second location in the UK, Dartmoor was the natural choice. At times bleak and punishing, (after all, Britain’s Commando’s choose to train there) but also, rugged, challenging and beautiful.
BGSA run three types of course on Dartmoor including a 24 hour family course aimed at kids and parents, an adult 24 hour course aimed at the over 18s and finally, a challenging four day extreme course for adults. All the courses were written and designed by Bear and his close team of experts who work with him on a lot of his shows.
During both the 24 hour courses participants will learn to navigate without the use of a compass, forage for wild food, collect, filter and purify water, build shelters and move across difficult terrain by day and night. Day two is all about fast, dynamic self rescue. Run, jump, swim,climb, crawl, wade and rappel your way back to civilisation.
The four day extreme course is another matter. Based in an old farm building, learn all the skills needed to survive in an extreme survival situation. Participant’strain where Royal Marine Commando’s develop there specialist mountain skills at Foggin Tor and where mountaineers pre train prior to attempting mountains such as K2 and Everest. Participant’s walk/yomp close to some of the famous Dartmoor Ten Tors locations and the Royal Marine Commando’s final extreme Commando Test, the 30 miler. On completion of the training, participants are flown by helicopter and dropped off on the moor to survive for 24 hours.
To download the pdf's of the 3 surival courses go to the Bear Grylls page: things-to-do/other-activities/dartmoor-bear-grylls
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