Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years

Mentored by Chris Packe

Wild guide

Marloes Peninsula, SA62
For ages: 16 - 18
£625
Next date: Friday 30th Jul, 3:00pm - 11:00pm

A SUMMARY

Odyssey is a 6-day trip to craggy West Wales, for a group of 10 young men who desire to shake off civilisation, and live like hunter gatherers for a while. It runs from Friday 30 July to Wednesday 4th August 2021. We will roam the woods, hills and coastlines as we please, according to our heart's desires and stomach's needs. As part of this, we will spend a 60-hour period living entirely on the land, using our foraging, firemaking, water purification and wild cooking skills as best we can. You will be accompanied by Chris Packe and Fergus Drennan. They bring a heap of skills that you can also gain, in a situation where you can (and need to) use them for real. Things like bushcraft / survival, foraging, expedition skills, and a keen awareness of what is happening in the environment that you are suddenly dependent on for warmth, food, drink and entertainment. We will share with you as much as your curiosity and appetite desires. Anyone up for that? Yes please. You don't need pr...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor

Chris

This programme features an exciting team-up of Chris Packe and Fergus Drennan. For Chris, at the heart of his work is a desire for young people to experience freedom and the transformation that comes from it: the freedom that comes from a young man discovering his own power, shaking off imagined or unchallenged restraints, and making up his own rules about who he is and how he chooses to face the world as a man. Chris has been a bushcraft instructor for over 5 years now (for 15 years he was an investment banker in London), and he is a qualified hillwalking guide. He's also engaged in mentoring (through the charity A Band of Brothers and with individuals locally), as well as coaching and guiding, both adults and children. He has convened a consistent men's fire circle in the woods for over 4 years, owns a wood which he manages and serves as the venue for some of the events, is part of a sketch comedy troupe, writes, cartoons... even makes rap songs. He has hiked all his life and spe...

Learning aims

This trip does not seek to prescribe any learning outcomes; there are broad aims which meet each individual differently, and these are usually best approached sideways

Strengths to develop

The trip involves courting risk in physically challenging situations. Heat, cold, wind, rain, heavy loads, hills, darkness, hunger will all be safely encountered. The range of activities will require arms, legs, shoulders, taste buds, fingertips and the brain muscle to be stretched and worked. None of this is ever a test of prowess, mind you.

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Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe
Odyssey: survival adventure for young men 16-19 years block mentored by Chris Packe

What's provided

Drinks

Meals

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Where
we'll be

Marloes Sands, Marloes Peninsula, Pembrokeshire, SA62

Pricing information

Standard price: £625

Pricing information

Cancellation

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


Cancel up to 28 days before the event and receive a 75% refund. For cancellations less than 28 days before the event, 100% is payable due to the preparations in advance of the event. After booking, I will send you additional documents including terms of participation (various acknowledgements and understandings around how we will operate). Detailed event information will be circulated in good time ahead of the event. 100% refund if event needs to be cancelled due to COVID regulations.


Cancellation


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