Friends of the Award

Supporting Young People to Achieve

Our Open Walking Expeditions are open to all young people in Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

Our 2018 Expeditions are now closed for new bookings. We’ll announce dates for expeditions in 2019 in mid-late January.

Contact Us to be added to the waiting list.

All meetings and training sessions are at The Risk Factory, 20 New Mart Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RL.

The cost of expeditions includes transport to/from Edinburgh, free use of all the specialist expedition equipment you need from our kit store, supervision by NGB qualified Supervisors, assessment by an Accredited Assessor and camping fees. The main additional cost you need to cover is your food.

We endeavour to make our Open Expeditions accessible to those with additional support needs, or financial difficulties, wherever possible. Please just let us know if you have any concerns.

Please print and complete the booking and consent form, and post it to us along with a £20.00 deposit (cheques payable to Friends of the Award), to:

Open Expeditions
Friends of the Award
The Risk Factory
20 New Mart Road
EH14 1RL

Alternatively you can scan and return the application by email, and send the deposit by bank transfer.

We will acknowledge receipt of your booking by email. You’ll receive a booking confirmation and further information by email when we have enough bookings for the expedition to go ahead, or at the latest a few days after the closing date.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Expedition Co-ordinator on (0131) 467 4753 or by email.

Thanks to our funders

We are very grateful for financial help towards our expedition support work from a wide range of organisations including: