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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Apex Challenge return date announced

After a year away we are pleased to announce that the Apex Challenge will return on the weekend of 18-19 April 2015.

The exclusive Bramham Park estate in West Yorkshire will host the competition where you could find yourself canoeing across lakes, scaling sheer cliffs, crossing precarious ropes courses high in the trees or facing tough mountain bike courses.

Earlier this year we made the difficult decision to postpone both our events in 2014 but we are already using the time away from the day-to-day event planning to come up with some new and exciting ideas that we are looking forward to building into our events when they return.

For now, get the date on your calendar and look out for more details about our next competition online closer to the event.

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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Sad news - Chris Plant

It is with great sadness that we have to share the news with you that Chris Plant, a huge supporter of the Apex Challenge and a valued member of the organising team, has died.

Chris had been fighting cancer for some time, and sadly passed
away in his sleep yesterday.

Ever since the Apex Challenge started in 2002, Chris had been a key member of the safety and communications team, using his expertise and enthusiasm to help ensure the events ran smoothly.

Always happy to take on any role asked of him, he could often be found manning the emergency radios, marshalling cars in the parking areas, or organising the results booklets at the end of the events. And it was always done with a smile and a joke.

Chris was also widely known and hugely respected throughout South Yorkshire Scouts in his role as a Nights Away Advisor, and ensured all the permissions and paperwork was in place ahead of each Apex Challenge event. He received an award for 20 years of service to Scouting, and enjoyed meeting the Chief Scout himself during a recent visit to South Yorkshire.

Chris will be remembered for all his enthusiasm for the Apex Challenge, and for Scouting in general, and we thank him for all he has done for the event.

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