Climbing at the Foundary

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This week’s activity was climbing at the Foundry Climbing Centre in Sheffield. Everyone had a go at belaying someone and climbing a variety of routes up to a difficulty rating of 5+. We finished the session with a go in the bouldering wall.

Apex Challenge 10th Birthday Weekend Results









Well done to Kieron, Dillon, James and Connor for completing the Apex Autumn
Challenge coming 64th out of 90. Here’s how they did:

Friday: Apex Intense: 90
Saturday: Main Event: 720
Sunday: Head Hunters: 410
Sunday: Apex Eliminator: 44


Finishing 64th out of 90

Ice Climbing at Ice Factor, Kinlochleven

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On the final day of our Scotland Summer Camp we went for a unforgettable ice climbing experience at the world’s largest indoor ice climbing wall in Kinlochleven. Check out some of the pictures from this fantastic activity.

Scotland Summer Camp, Fort William

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The first Hillsborough Explorer Unit Summer Camp since 2004 took place this summer. Between 25th August & 1st September we took ten explorer scouts up to Scotland to complete their Chief Scout Platinum Award expeditions. From our base camp at Spean Bridge, near Fort William, the two expedition groups walked a 3-day section of the the West Highland Way, wild camping along the route. Plans are already in place for next year’s summer camp which will be at Walesby Forest in Nottinghamshire.

Air Rifle Shooting at the HQ

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This week’s activity was rifle shooting at the H.Q. After a few practice rounds we had a competition to see who could pick up the highest score on the rifle targets. The title of Hillsborough Explorers sharp shooter went to Joe. Well done!

Apex Challenge Results – Hillsborough Explorers A







Well done Hillsborough Explorers A team for completing the Apex Spring
Challenge coming 40th out of 91. Here’s how they did:

Start time: 19:36:22
End time: 01:36:12
Duration (Hours): 05:59:50
Distance: 10 km
Average speed: 2 km/h

TOTAL points: 745

Apex Challenge Results – Hillsborough Explorers B







Well done Hillsborough Explorers B team for completing the Apex Spring
Challenge coming a respectable 61st out of 91. Here’s how they did:

Start time: 19:18:13
End time: 01:00:48
Duration (Hours): 05:42:35
Distance: 8 km
Average speed: 1 km/h

TOTAL points: 610

Christmas Food Drive A Big Success








Thanks to everyone that took part in our Christmas food drive on behalf of the Cathedral
Archer project. We successfully collected over 100 items of food for the homeless charity.

The Cathedral Archer project, recently profiled on the Channel 4 programme Secret Millionaire, works with homeless and vulnerable people in Sheffield to help them find pathways away from homelessness and exclusion. The project also provides free meals from their purpose built premises attached to Sheffield Cathedral.

Tracy Viner, from the Cathedral Archer Project said: ‘This hard work and support makes such a difference to our clients. The food is vital but the knowledge that these young people have being thinking of them has a huge impact too. Without the food donations, the money we raise would have to be diverted away from the activities and classes we run to help people gain skills and knowledge and move on. Thank you to everyone that has been involved.’