Gold Open Access Expedition

£210 per expedition (does not include transport) 


East Coast Outdoors CIC takes responsibility for the whole expedition under our risk assessments, safe operating procedures and insurance. All our Gold provision is run by our International Mountain Leader, Bert Park and a qualified team. We hold an AALA licence and pride ourselves on delivering high quality memorable experiences which challenge candidates.

We accept direct participants and provide additional support to help them take up the challenge and succeed.

    Gold expedition package includes:

    • Training covering all the essential criteria to prepare candidates for their experience.
    • Fully supervised 4-day practice expedition
    • Fully supervised 5-day qualifying expedition ( this includes acclimatisation)
    • Campsite fees / first night accommodation.
    • Completion of the relevant forms and documentation.
    • Upload assessor report direct onto edofe.

    What we provide:

    • Maps, compasses, light weight tents, stoves and fuel.
    • Overnight accommodation (on the first night) along with an evening meal and breakfast the next morning.
    • Email access to the Expedition Manager before the trip takes place.
    • Expedition Leaders, Competent Adults and Assessors.
    • We have limited stock of rucksacks, waterproofs and roll mats which we can provide free of charge (subject to satisfactory return) if required.

    Expedition areas

    Delivering a gold expedition takes place in wild country.  Areas we operate in are listed on the DofE Website

    What isn’t included:

    • Expedition food/snacks/drinks
    • Walking Boots, ruc-sac and personal kit
    • Travel to the starting venue(s) Candidates are expected to get to the start under their own steam. We feel that this forms part of the experience and is a good life skill.  

    Payment and Booking

    To book a place please complete the online booking form. Once the form is received you will be asked to make a £50 non-refundable deposit.  You can then decide to either pay the remainder in full or stagger payments over 3 instalments.

    Any questions please contact us by phone on 07706 476179 or email