Bear Grylls Survival Academy 3 Day 'Survival on the Moors'
An intense 3 day survival skill course with just 10 participants
• Meet your course guides and fellow participants • Basic kit check before travelling by 4×4 to the academy's wilderness base camp • Safety brief and course outline with issue of your personal training equipment
• Bear Grylls Priorities of Survival lecture and practical knife skills • Prepare and cook a meal for your group using wild and natural ingredients with no running water, electricity or processed food
• Field physical training session, Self-defence training, practical use of knots and improvised harnesses lesson followed by survival navigation training • Remote and improvised First Aid, followed by the practical use of snares, traps and fishing lines • Learn how to forage for food purify and filter water, skin, gut and prepare wild food • You will learn how to cross difficult terrain including boulder fields, bogs, rock scrambles and river crossing techniques
• As evening draws on you will need to locate and build a camp, make a fire, forage for food and survive the rugged elements of Dartmoor
• You will wake up tired and possibly hungry but its now that you need all your strength, determination and will to survive the final challenge • You have to navigate out of the wild camp area across high Tyrolean ropes, rappel down huge rock faces, swim through deep water and finally climb a 100ft rock face • If successful, you and the team will climb to a high point on one of Dartmoor's Tors, pop smoke and be rescued by our special forces helicopter • With just a low level helicopter flight across the rugged Dartmoor terrain being the last challenge before reaching civilisation
Bear Grylls 5 Day Survival in the Highlands 'The Island'
An extreme 5 day course at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy with just 10 participants
• Meet your course guides and fellow participants • Basic kit check before travelling by 4×4 to the academy's wilderness base camp • Safety brief and course outline with issue of your personal training equipment • Bear Grylls Priorities of Survival lecture and practical knife skills • Prepare and cook a meal for your group using wild and natural ingredients with no running water, electricity or processed food
• Physical training session and lesson in self-defence, self-preservation and primal instinctive training • Wilderness navigation training and learn how to move without a map and compass across difficult terrain • Travel on foot to a wilderness overnight location whilst learning how to collect, filter and purify water, forage for wild food, make fishing lines, traps and snares • Lesson in shelter building and opportunity to build your own survival shelter • Lessons in fire lighting, rescue signals, river crossings, stalking and a workshop on improvised harnesses and knots • Night exercise and a lesson on Astro navigation
• Make a fire from scratch and check your snare and drop lines for breakfast
• Mountain training section using a range of mountaineering skills to traverse, climb and descend mountainous terrain • Learn to cross extreme ground by use of ropes incorporating Climbing, scrambling, tyrolean line traverse, classic abseil techniques, commando crawls, river runs and river bank jumps • Return to camp and training concludes with a lecture on wilderness first aid before some free time to prepare for your time on the Island
• Final 30 hour exercise where you'll move by foot, 4×4 land rover, speed boat and fishing trawler to climb, scramble, swim, wade, jump and crawl to your destination whilst putting all your new found skills to good use
• Self Rescue Mission using all your energy, courage and determination to get back to civilization • Final passing out parade and awarding of the Bear Grylls Survival Academy certificates and knives
All itineraries are guidelines so may vary
What Can I Expect
Are you ready for the Bear Grylls extreme survival test? A far cry from being a nice day out in the countryside having a wander around whilst studying some nice indigenous flora and fauna, these two courses are seriously tough and will push the limits of your survival instincts to the extreme. Time to find out if you're a born survivor.
We are offering a three day lowlands course and a gruelling five day foray into the highlands, billed as the ultimate in survival courses by Bear Grylls himself. Both are operated as proper self preservation missions and you need to be prepared to not just come face to face with the extremities of the elements, but to have them battering every bone in your body!
You will be running wild with experts hand-picked by Bear himself. Highly trained, these survivalists know exactly what it takes to be able to stay alive in the wilderness and initiate self-rescue techniques. It's all about self preservation and primal instinct. You will most definitely be discovering the inner rugged you, as you wade, climb, crawl, jump and scramble your way back to civilisation.
For those who want to develop their extreme survival skills, the three day course does just that in true Bear Grylls style, with you heading off into the wilds of Dartmoor to roam the moors and try to overcome the wonderful bleakness of your surroundings. Thankfully you won't be doing anything completely daft like climbing inside a dead camel to take shelter from a desert storm, but you will be tackling everything from Tyrolean traverses to laying traps for food.
The ultimate man vs wild test is the five day course in the highlands of Scotland. This whole scenario is like some kind of SAS survival mission and is actually based on Bear Grylls' 'The Island' TV show, with Bear and his faithful team having devised the itinerary to push you to your absolute limits.
After having spent two exhausting days in the Alladale Wildnerss Park honing your survival instincts with Bear's team, it's a rude awakening at dawn and you'll be bundled onto a waiting speedboat that'll drop you and your comrades off on a remote Scottish island. The next 30 hours as a student of Bear Grylls's extreme survival school will be spent on trying to keep it all together and get off the island...
• All activities and course itineraries are weather dependant and will vary from session to session
• 'Survival on the Moors' courses for 2019 are currently available for April and June
• 12th - 14th April
• 14th - 16th June
• Survival in the Highlands courses run from July - September
• Minimum age 18
• Participants must be active, strong, a competent swimmer and determined
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Bear Grylls does not attend these courses. They are run by highly skilled experts who work behind the scenes on his TV shows
• All meals, selected kit & accommodation are provided during the course
• Flights and transfers are not included
Kit List - Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring must be appropriate for the environment and the time of year:
• 1 pair of robust mountain boots or similar with ankle support
• Training shoes
• Trousers (lightweight)
• Base layer, mid layer and outer (lightweight)
• Thick fleece or duvet jacket
• Gloves x 2 thin & thicker outer (waterproof)
• Water and windproof trousers and jacket
• Waterproof notebook and pencil
• Sunglasses, Sun Hat, Sun Cream and Mosquito repellent (weather dependant)
• Casual clothes (spares, including footwear)
• Wash bag and personal contents
• Personal medication
• Camera (in a waterproof bag)
The following kit will be issued by the academy and on loan for the duration of the course:
• Sleeping bag and liner
• Head torch
• Ruck sack and waterproof liner
• Air (sleeping) mat
• Metal mug & spoon
• Water bottle
• Bear Grylls survival knife
• All technical safety equipment (PPE)
• Highlands - Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Scottish Highlands IV24
• Lowlands - Dartmoor National Park , Devon PL20