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Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award & Outdoor Adventure Teacher Training - Intermediate Expedition Skills

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award & Outdoor Adventure Teacher Training - Intermediate Expedition Skills

This three day intermediate expedition skills course is designed specifically for school and youth group leaders working with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and other outdoor adventure programmes based in Germany. This course is designed for Award Leaders running Silver and Gold Award expeditions in Germany. It provides a stepping-stone from our basic navigation skills course to learn more advanced navigational skills. Furthermore this course is designed to give you more hands-on practice and build up your training toolkit.

With over 15 years of experience running and leading these programmes we have designed a course to support Award leaders and teachers to build skills and confidence for supporting and leading these valuable programmes.

Over the course of three days we mix theory with practice, mainly working outside and learning through practical experience. Each participant receives a copy of our Expedition Skills in Germany manual, tailored specifically to the course.

Course Content
  • Map-reading and navigation skill
  • Compass skills & an introduction to micro-navigation
  • Planning and preparation for three-four day expeditions
  • Health, food, water & hygiene
  • Risk and safety management
  • Environmental awareness
  • Incident management
  • Group activities

10:00 Meet in Lenggries, welcome & introduction.
Morning: Navigation review & intro to intermediate navigation skills
Afternoon: Micro-navigation
Evening: Risk and safety management

Morning: Hike with micro-navigation task (5km)
Afternoon: Health, food and hygiene, risk and safety management
Evening: Night hike

Hike (12km)
15:00 Course end

Rooms: 4 bed rooms with ensuite shower/WC
Full board: Breakfast & buffet dinner – please let us know any dietary requirements in advance. Lunch/ packed lunch included Fri & Sat. Please bring packed lunch Thursday. Snacks available for purchase.

This is an easy- medium difficulty tour. Most of the routes are along BLUE and RED (Alpine Club Classification) paths. You should be prepared to walk between 4-5 hrs per day – with the longest days’ ascent being a 700m climb. The walking pace will be around 300m/hr (ascent).

Most paths are well maintained and there are few exposed or secured sections making it a technically easy- medium tour for any hiker.

  • Qualified English & German speaking trainer
  • Course manual
  • 4elements’ course certificate
  • 2 nights accommodation full board (in shared rooms
  • Resources (maps, compasses etc)
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Personal insurance (travel insurance and personal accident insurance)
  • Tips

The village of Lenggries lies in the in the Isarwinkel, in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. It is well-known for its winter ski area on the Brauneck mountain, the river Isar which flows alongside it and the many surrounding hiking trails. It is a perfect base for all manner of outdoor activities throughout the year.

The network of paths and range of landscape make it a perfect base for practising navigation, map-reading and outdoor skills.

Date, price & booking


Price: Single booking €415,00 / person
Price: School multiple bookings (4+) €395,00/ person
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Event length

3 Days


Min. 8 max. 14 participants



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