It's tough being an outdoor instructor

Working Outdoors is Tough

This view in the Peak District shows clearly the rigours of working in the great outdoors; waiting for groups at the top of hills is arduous, but has to be done. The flask is needed for the grim conditions to...

A Golden DofE Summer

We've had a great summer of Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions, culminating in several groups participating in the Gold Award Expeditions in the Lake District in late August. The Gold Award is the flagship...

Gold DofE in the Lake District

Last week saw 17 participants take part in the Gold DofE Expedition in the Lake District, based in Langdale. Working with two MIAs and two MLs, the groups all did well and actually found their way around their...

Trainees Get Wet!

Every year at TrekCo we take on a crack team of new trainee outdoor instructors. They come to us for four months during which time they go to the Peak District, North Wales, the Lake District and the Alps as...

Abhi’s Birthday in the Hills

Abhi Rai, one of our senior instructors, celebrated his birthday whilst working on a Gold DofE course - so we bought him a magnificent cake to celebrate. Then we ate it for him as we'd been out all day on the...

DofE is Character Building

This week has been a big week at TrekCo for Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award practice in the Peak District. Bearing in mind that it's supposed to be training, the purpose was definitely achieved as for most of...