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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

New date for Apex Extreme

This year’s huge Apex Extreme event will now be held a week earlier than originally planned. The massive adventure event is now taking place from Friday 30th September until Sunday 2nd October 2011, at a stunning new location in West Yorkshire.

We're already very busy coming up with plenty of new ideas for this year's competition which will include the introduction of an ‘urban challenge’ as well as a stack of regular must-see adventure activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking and head-spinning high ropes courses. It’ll be a weekend packed full of challenge and adventure for hundreds of Explorers and members of the Scout Network from across the UK.

Another key date for your diary is Tuesday 30th August 2011. That's the day when entries will open for the Apex Extreme. After feedback from teams taking part in our last event we have now simplified the booking system and teams will be able to instantly register and pay online for their teams to secure a place in the competition. To avoid confusion and to speed the process up, online payment will now be the only way to register your teams for Apex Challenge events.

It's also worth remembering that this year's Apex Ovenight Challenge sold out in 36 hours so spend some time now working out who's going to be on your team and getting your payment ready. Expect more updates on the Apex website over the next few weeks!

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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Wear it Out!

A fantastic Sony digital camera is up for grabs for the winner of this year's Apex Challenge 'Wear it Out' competition. More than 350 of us now have this year's exclusive blue Apex Challenge t-shirts, and we want to see the pictures of you wearing them on your events and adventures this summer.

In previous years we've been sent pictures of them being worn in locations as diverse as Alpine glaciers, Spanish canyons, and even halfway down a toboggan run. But whether you're heading to the Matterhorn or Meadowhall, send us your pictures to be in with a chance of winning.

Simply upload your photos to the Apex Challenge 'Wear it Out' T-shirt gallery on the event's Facebook page, or email them to us.

The competition will be judged by an expert panel, with the person behind the winning entry receiving a Sony Cybershot digital camera. Two runners up will each get an exclusive Apex Challenge hoodie.

The results will be announced at the Apex Extreme event this Autumn. So get out there, go and have some adventures in your Apex Challenge t-shirt, and send us the evidence. Bring on the summer!

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