All expeditions are bespoke; designed to meet your needs and requirements.  You decide where you’d like to go and when.

The length of your expedition will depend on if you are doing Bronze, Silver or Gold and the amount of training you require.  The table below shows the minimum that is recommended for each level.

  Bronze Silver Gold
Training 1 day 1 day 1 day
Practice Expedition 2 days 3 days 4 days
Qualifying Expedition 2 days 3 days 5 days (to allow one day for preparation beforehand)
Chamonix Qualifying Expedition  n/a n/a 7 days (to allow a travel day before and after the expedition)


Prices are per person and based on a minimum of 6 participants. Please email for a quote for groups of 4/5.

Bronze (UK) Silver (UK) Gold (UK) Gold (Chamonix) Gold (Practice UK & Qualifying Chamonix)
Training, Practice & Qualifying Expedition Training, Practice & Qualifying Expedition Training, Practice & Qualifying Expedition Qualifying Expedition Training, Practice & Qualifying Expedition
£260 (5 days) £375 (7 days) £500 (10 days) £560 (7 days) £700 (12 days)

Included in the cost of your expedition

  • Comprehensive pre-expedition support
  • Completion of DofE Paperwork
  • Assistance with choice of location and route planning
  • Campsite and bunkhouse fees
  • Group kit (tents, stoves, gas, maps, group shelters, first aid kits, radios)
  • Expedition training, supervision and assessment
  • A pre expedition visit to meet the group and assist with route planning
  • Update of eDofE following expedition
  • Transport between Geneva airport and Chamonix (for Chamonix expeditions)
  • Half board accommodation on acclimatisation day in YHA (full board in Chamonix)

You will need to arrange

  • Transport to and from the expedition location (or Geneva airport for Chamonix expeditions)
  • Food for your expedition
  • Personal kit
  • Insurance (compulsory for Chamonix expeditions). Recommendation is with Snowcard.


Expeditions are run all throughout the DofE season from March till October.  Please email to arrange your specified date.


Where your expedition takes place is up to you; that is all part of the planning process.  Expeditions are offered across the UK and in Chamonix, France.  Favourite locations for bespoke DofE expeditions have included; Scottish Highlands, Western Isles, Cairngorms, Peak District and Chamonix.

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