Last Call For Gore’s Fan Dance Experience
Tackle the British special forces selection trek in the Brecon Beacons with added free kit thrown in...
Posted: 11 June 2012
Gore is about to call last orders on its latest Gore-Tex Experience Tour event, the chance to tackle the infamous Brecon Beacons ‘Fan Dance’, a 24 km endurance trek used as part of the selection process for British special forces.
Are You Tough Enough?
It sounds like a brilliant, challenging weekend and you only have until this Friday 15 June to apply. After that a selection panel will choose the ten more suitable applicants. They’ll get a six-week training programme from the guys at British Military Fitness to make sure they’re properly prepared before heading over to Brecon for the weekend in early September.
Once there, the team will get a day of specialist instruction in skills likeday and night time navigation, survival, pacing techniques and how best to pack your kit when you need to move fast and light.
Free Berghaus Kit!
And speaking of kit, the chosen few will also be equipped with suitably fast and light equipmeng and clothing courtesy of Berghaus, so there should be no quibbles on the gear front.
Finally, on day two, it’s time to tackle the Fan Dance itself, some 23.5 km across the rough terrain of the Brecon Beacons with the target of finishing the trek inside four hours. It’s an excellent test of both fitness and navigation skills, particularly if the weather closes in, and reaches a maximum elevation of 886m on the summit of Pen y Fan.
If that sounds like something you’d like to do, you can either enter through Facebook www.facebook.com/GORETEX or a new dedicated microsite www.experience-tour.com.
You have until 15 June - this coming Friday - to get your application in. After that a panel will choose the ten most suitable applicants to make up the team. The only other stipulations are that you must be over 18, prepared to follow the six-week fitness training plan and be able to travel to Wales from 1-4 September, 2012.
You can find out more about British Military Fitness at www.britmilfit.com.
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