Organise Your Own Expedition in the UK or Abroad
If you prefer to your own thing and find yourselves somewhere to do your expedition, you will need to start planning very early. First of all, you need to find yourself a qualified mountain leader (ML) to be your expedition supervisor. Andy Blundell is available if booked early!
Then you need to decide on your expedition aim and choose where you want to go, find out where the campsites are and plan a suitable route. The wild country areas are listed on the D of E Website, together with contact details for all the wild country panels, where you can go for advice. Alternatively, you might consider heading for the Alps, the Dolomites, the Pyrenees or elsewhere in Europe.
In July 2011, a group from Judd School led by Dan Bryant did their qualifying expedition in the north of Scotland, taking Andy along as their supervisor. They had a brilliant time and one of their campsites was a full day's walk from any road - now that's remote! Click here to see some more slides of their trip.
They stayed on a couple of extra days to do two fantastic mountain ridge walks - An Teallach and the Fannichs. Dan will be happy to advise you about planning a more remote expedition.
In 2013, three groups are planning a qualifying expedition in the Pennines around the Yorkshire "Three Peaks" - Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent.