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Details for the event, taking place over 4 weeks from Saturday 26th June 2021 will be sent to all registered walkers week commencing the 20th June.
Make sure you don't miss out there is a free badge and certificate for all who take part. Remember it is open to everybody not just members of Scouts or Guiding.
Check out the website for further details www.sixdales.co.uk
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Intrepid ESU The public page for Intrepid ESU Explorer Unit and Running Club. Search for Intrepid ESU (Private) if you're a member! vivimus unam vitam
Our 4 way base program sees our teams alternate each week.
We’ve been scuba diving, dry slope skiing, drop hiking and making campfire nachos! A good start to 2022 🤿🔥🥾⛷
Congratulations to our new Unit Chairs! Its great to be back ⚡️
.. our last full day of summer camp ☀️
Simply the best 🔥
Summer camp was climbing (whilst our sixth form stayed on camp to chill… but ended up sorting and cleaning camp - thank you👏🏻)
Our 6th Formers decided to go to Bournemouth for the day. Bowling, beach and of course a trip to spoons for their plug sockets as well
Get set… 🚲
No caption needed 🤣😎🤩
How many explorers can you fit on a dinghy? Well the answer is 8 ⛵️
change over day photo dump ⛺️
Thanks Summer Camp One! It’s been great. Safe journey home!
Summer Camp part 1’s last full day was spent at the beach, followed by a water park. Finished the day with fish and chips 🐟🍟🏖
Coasteering on the Jurassic Coast 🌊
Cycling on day 3 🚲
Sailing and Southsea ⛵️
“How do we do this again…?” We’re so glad to be back to it. Tents ✔️ BBQ cooked and eaten ✔️ Fire on the way ✔️ 🔥⛺️🍔
Summer Camp is BACK!!! 🏕🌳
Digbeth Graffiti tour 🎨
Last September, Hobs and I were unexpectedly elected as co-chairs of Intrepid, and in the last 12 months, we were honoured to preside over a fun, eventful summer camp in Cornwall, and the adventures of 3 of our unit to Virginia for the World Scout Jamboree, an honour only open to UK Scouts once. Furthermore, we have represented the unit positively in parades, AGMs and perhaps most incredibly, in Nepal together over Easter. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and one we are both very grateful for. Over the summer, we also looked into the feasibility of conducting a ski trip with the unit, a first with our cohort. Whilst prices put the trip out of range for now, we remain hopeful that the trip will go ahead at some point in the future.
Going forward, we have a Coast to Coast cycle ride taking place in October half-term, ironically just a few weeks after we would've been taking part in Six Dales, a hike unfortunately cancelled due to the Cycling World Championships in Yorkshire this year. And then there's a new year, and another round of non-stop walking events and activities. It's a constant cycle and one I personally am looking forward to for the last time before departing for University. And, I'm very pleased to say that under the chairmanship of TomL, assisted by Erin, I'm in no doubt that what is my final year at Intrepid will be just as good as when I started. And that is the greatest compliment I can give.
So for a final time this year, I would like to thank the leaders, whose efforts know no bounds, whose enthusiasm is seemingly unrelenting and whose commitment to scouting we are all grateful for, for otherwise there would be no Explorers, no expeditions, and no broadening of our horizons and cultural appreciation.
Vivimus unam Vitam,
Weather broke perfectly for a day of sea kayaking today. By all accounts a rough 50/50 split of time spent in and out of the boats. Bit thanks to for looking after our activities on camp this week. @ Port Gaverne
A few days late but a few pics from surfing a few days ago.
Nepal has had a lot of snow over the winter. The route we were on was supposed to be snow free. It wasn't—by a long shot. At times we had to kick steps into the snow, and some of the drops were pretty precipitous. A lot of work req. to get everyone across safely.
We eventually made it to our rudimentary accommodation for the night. Everyone was pretty knackered, but looking forward to the big push for the top the next day!
Little knowing that, unlike today, we would need to evacuate someone in a hurry...
The following morning saw some of us at 5am to capture the sunrise over the Himalayas. The cloud and clag of the previous evening had cleared, and there were some stunning views!
Today was supposed to be an easy day compared to the height gain of the previous day and the push for the top tomorrow. It turned out it was anything but. Before lunch Lucy fell—and fell badly. She landed on her hip on a rock and was unable to move...
By now we were two days trek away from the nearest road in any direction. The Explorers carried on with Andy and John, whilst the team medic and another John supported Lucy. Once at the nearest Tea House the Explorers waited to see what would happen next.
We had no comms other than the Satellite Distress Beacon. We waited, waited, waited — and Lucy appeared! Badly bruised, but walking. Phew!
It turned out that the day was going to get much harder yet...
As we settled into a (cold) Tea House for food and revision, we didn't realise quite the extent of the challenges that the next day would bring and that we'd be dealing with an injury — and a decision whether to continue or not...
One month ago we headed from our overnight stop at Melamchi Gaon and headed up through fantastic Rhododendron and Oak forests to Thade Pati. Much height gain today — 1100m. When we popped out of the forest at the top we were presented with a bleak scene of snow...
The next day saw us head down into the valley... and then back up the other side. We ended the day 25m lower than we started it — but had several hundred metres up and down to get there! We stayed overnight at Melamchi Gaon — our last western loo for a while...
The first full day of the trek with .blythe took us to the 3,700m summit of Aama Yangri Peak; a trek from fields to Rhododendron forest and finally to snow! Then back to the Tea House for tea... and spinach!
One month ago we headed out with .blythe to . The journey was somewhat more eventful than planned, but we eventually made it and trekked up to and our first Tea House!
This time last month was our first day in .
The Unit’s continues!
Welcome to... Not Kathmandu. The reasons behind our not being in Kathmandu with , and an explanation of what happens next, is available at http://solihullscouts.org.uk/blog/nepalese- ….
Long story short—it’s been a stressful couple of days...
Nepalese Diaries – An Introduction Hi I'm Callum, an aspiring journalist and Intrepid Explorer Scout who, alongside Explorers from Drake and Intrepid ESU, will be travelling to Nepal this Easter and go trekking in the Himalayas. Quite an adventure and worthy of writing about. Hence why I'm here.Such a trip requires much or
We were booked to fly to Kathmandu tomorrow with Jet Airways, who have cancelled their International flights. A massive thanks to Garvan Mulliagan at Trailfinders for all of his hard work finding an alternative — we're delayed a couple of days, but our Himalayan trek is still on!
NEW MEMBERSHIP PAUSE
It won't have escaped the more observant that the Unit has grown a bit of late (and grown, and grown). We are in a position where some of the admin. has yet to catch up with this growth -- we're still waiting for several OSM records from Scout Troops, for example.
To that end, we're pausing for breath. We're not going to take any new members into the Unit -- including Scouts and siblings -- until 9th May, when we'll have a new members' evening so that we can catch-up with ourselves.
After that, we're then going to have another pause until September, when the next new members' evening will be 12th September.
Unfortunately, it remains the case that we are closed to any new members who are not a sibling of someone in the Unit or who are not currently in a Solihull Scout Troop.
Two months after our previous minibus was stolen, we’ve finally sorted a replacement. It’s very blue...
New arrivals in preparation for . Just over five weeks to go...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2018 was a pretty good year for the Unit – and we think that with Nepal trekking, Coast to Coast cycle ride, Summer Camp Cornwall and a host of others, 2019's looking even better!
12 Intrepid explorers took part in the Solihull County Mountaineering weekend in Snowdonia last weekend. Driving rain and high winds meant that the "Intrepid" moniker was more apt than ever!
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