Tents – single occupancy allowed

WHEN CAMPING IS PERMITTED IN INDIVIDUAL TENTS

If single-person hike tents are available, they can be used. 

  • We must know in advance, and approve this.
  • The same individual must carry the tent and sleep in it each night.

If we have only standard 3-person hike tents available:

  • Each ‘tent group’ of 3 or 2 people (making up the seven maximum in a walking group) will be allocated one tent to be carried between them, as normal.  All parts of that tent will be clearly labelled and allocated to one candidate, who will sleep in it each night.  It will be divided up again each morning to be carried by the ‘tent group’ team. 
  • Enough additional complete tents will be delivered to each campsite by leaders to allow each candidate to have their own tent, and these will be collected each morning.  All parts of each tent will be clearly labelled and allocated to one candidate, who will sleep in it each night.
    • So, for example, a walking group of 7 has 3 ‘tent groups’: X, Y and Z.  Z consists of Fred, Frank and Frida.
      1. Fred sleeps each night in tent Meadows 19, which they carry between them.
      2. Frank sleeps each night in tent Meadows 22 (transported by leaders).
      3. Frida sleeps each night in tent Meadows 11 (transported by leaders).

A walking group of 7 needs a total of 7 tents: 3 carried by candidates, 4 transported by leaders.

A full expedition, consisting of 3 walking groups of up to 7, will need a maximum of 21 tents. 

Transporting the extra tents

The four extra tents per walking group should fit in a strong rubbish sack, so 3 sacks per expedition.  We need tie-on labels for all extra tents to ensure that the same person uses the same one each night, and to label each sack, so 15 labels per expedition.  This should ensure that the correct bag with the correct tents goes to the allocated (separate) camping areas.