We will be self-sufficient, with no support vehicle. Although there will be opportunities for advanced off road mountain biking, in essence the expedition is about a journey through a wonderful wilderness and reaching the end in time to fly home!
Mountain biking will mainly be on dirt track and old railway lines so technical riding skills are not required. A sense of adventure and high fitness on departure will be most important.
The group will also trek for some of the expedition through wilderness parks in the Canadian Rockies.
The expedition will apply for Duke of Edinburgh Gold award status for both the Residential and Expedition sections. If you are interested in registering for D of E Gold please speak to the leader Mark Salmon who is a D of E Assessor and can inform you of the lastest status of the expedition.
Applications for the expedition are being taken now and applicants should be aged between 15 years and 25 years by 19 July2012. You can download an application form from our website www.leadingedge.org.uk/expeditions
All applicants will need to attend a selection weekend, it is after selection that you will be asked to make your commitment to take part in the trip.
Funding is often an issue for applicants, but we have many strategies to help you fundraise and gain sponsorship. If you pass selection and would like to take part in the expedition please speak to the Leadership team about funding options.