This is a team competition which will test navigation and orienteering skills. The course has been designed by one of the Mountain Rescue Team's most experienced navigators - it is designed to be challenging but also fun for those less experienced in night navigation.
The competition will proceed irrespective of the weather conditions unless the Mountain Rescue Team feel it necessary to cancel or postpone the event for safety reasons. Teams may use GPS devices if they wish. The Mountain Rescue Team will, of course, remain on stand-by throughout the entire exercise.
Teams will assemble at the National Trust Centre on Divis mountain (Grid IJ27217441) no later than 8pm on Saturday night when they will recieve a safety riefing and be issued with maps and a list of target locations. Kick-off will be at 9pm and Teams will have a maximum of 4 hours to complete as much of the course as they can.
This competition will have a late finish so Teams may wish to camp overnight. We have secured permission from the National Trust for the use of the facilities at the Divis Mountain Centre for overnight camping. We ask for a contribution of £30 per team using this service but we will waive this extra charge for teams contributing more than £50 sponsorship..
There are 2 prizes on offer for this competition: one for the team that scores the highest number of points and one for the team that raises the greatest amount of sponsorship for the Mountain Rescue Team. The prize for the winning teams will be a weekend advanced training with the Mountain Rescue Team, this will include advanced navigation, absailing, climbing and camp-craft.