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Something very different for the weekend!

What happened when one group of intrepid individuals left home comforts behind to join Fieldskills' expedition expert, Dom Hall, to build a jungle-style camp in a remote corner of the Lake District ...

 
 
Expedition expert, Dom Hall, Fieldskills' UK Director (500x375)
Expedition expert, Dom Hall, Fieldskills' UK Director (500x375)
PRLog - May 24, 2011 - ULVERSTON, U.K. -- 23 May 2011

What did you do over the weekend?  Bit of shopping, a pint or two down the pub, catching up with family and friends?  It couldn’t be further from how one bunch of intrepid individuals spent their weekend.  Led by expedition expert Dom Hall, this group braved some wild weather to build a jungle-style camp in a remote corner of the Lake District, used machetes to cut up firewood, slept in hammocks, crossed fierce rivers and learnt how to survive when things go wrong and you are far, far from civilisation.  And what’s more, they say they had a brilliant time!

Expedition leader Dom is UK Director of Fieldskills, an international expedition company that specialises in outdoor first aid and safety training.  Dom says, “Expedition life is all about dealing with whatever the weather and the environment throw at you and this mini-expedition certainly threw up some challenges.  We spent Friday night in a yurt then the next morning we went up into the woods near Grizebeck.  We had to set up camp in difficult conditions.  It was very wet and wild but we worked together to make a fire, food, and a comfortable place to sleep.  I was really impressed at how quickly we managed to make camp – we were certainly ready for a hot meal. On Sunday, the rivers were swollen which made our river crossing pretty exciting.  We had fun using GPS and working through some “emergency” scenarios before returning to base late afternoon.”

Fieldskills’ Marketing Manager Lucy Lloyd explained that the Lake District Adventure Weekend is a first for Fieldskills, “Our staff are all outdoors people – when we’re not off on an adventure or expedition we’re planning the next one.  We’ve led expeditions all over the world – Borneo, Sinai, Peru, Gabon and more – and we thought it’s about time we did something a bit closer to home.  This was a real expedition, with all the usual
unpredictable elements.  It gave people the chance to learn skills that are useful whether your adventure is in the Lake District or on the other side of the world!”

You can see photos of the Lake District Adventure Weekend on Fieldskills’ Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Fieldskills).  Fieldskills has bases in Ulverston and Borneo, and runs a range of adventure travel holidays, as well as first aid courses and expedition training.  They also support film crews when they need to reach remote locations and worked on the current series of Gordon’s Great Escape for Channel 4, when Gordon Ramsay scaled caves in Borneo in pursuit of the local bird nest delicacy.

In addition to the Lake District Adventure Weekend (which is running again this September), Fieldskills is running a Jungle Mountain Biking Expedition to Borneo in June and October, a “Three Peaks” Jungle Trek in Borneo in October, and a Desert Trek with Bedouin guides and camels in Sinai, Egypt, in November.  You can find details of all of these expeditions on the Fieldskills website at: http://www.fieldskills.com/adventures/

Lucy says, “We’re always happy to talk to people about our outdoor courses and expeditions and to advise them on trips they’re planning.  Just call us on 0845 293 7296 for a friendly chat.”

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Fieldskills: First Aid, Expedition, Fieldwork & Travel Safety Training for individuals, expedition companies, universities, fieldworkers & businesses. We use our heritage in outdoor pursuits & expeditions to help others complete safe & successful ventures

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