OPEN NSW Gold Prac/Qual Hike Jan 20-25

OPEN NSW Gold Prac/Qual Hike Jan 20-25

Event Phone: 02 9170 4655

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NSW Open Gold Prac Hike Jan 20-25show details + $868.00 (AUD)  
NSW Open Gold Qual Hike Jan 20-25show details + $868.00 (AUD)  

  • NSW Open Gold Prac/Qual Hike Jan 20-25
    January 20, 2022 - January 25, 2022
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

NSW OPEN GOLD PRACTICE OR QUALIFYING JOURNEY

REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON December 15, 2021

YOUTHADVANCE ADVENTUROUS JOURNEYS

YouthAdvance pride itself on developing challenging and rewarding adventurous journeys (AJs) for all participants. Our qualified and highly experienced Program Coordinators and Guides will work with you through the required preparation and training prior to your first AJ. They will teach you skills including navigation and camp craft on your practice expedition, and finally assess your skills on your qualifying expedition.

Our staff do not lead from the front, they mentor and instruct from the back of the group to ensure that you and your group have the opportunity to work as a team and make sound judgements based on your training and our staff’s leadership. You’ll be required to take responsibility and make decisions for yourself while under supervision from experienced and qualified outdoor professionals.

PROGRAM AIM AND CHALLENGE

YouthAdvance create physically and mentally challenging expeditions for our participants. Each day, participants will hike the trails carrying their pack and all their own equipment. Students are encouraged to start training and develop their fitness in preparation for these physical requirements, including weekly walks carrying their pack and wearing their hiking boots/shoes.

All of our programs satisfy the time requirements of the AJ stipulated in The Award Handbook by the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. In addition, we strive to make our AJs lots of fun as well as imparting knowledge on the Australian bush to help our participants make lasting memories, new friends and new experiences.

SAFETY AND RISK

YouthAdvance’s partner company Remote Safety Solutions is a leading remote area risk and emergency management specialist. Safety is paramount for all of our AJs.

Emergency communication and first aid equipment along with satellite tracking will be carried by each YouthAdvance staff member while on the program.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Transport to and from the venue;
  • All camping and National Park/State Forest fees;
  • Instruction and supervision from our experienced and qualified outdoor educators;
  • Group communication devices i.e. InReach, EPIRBs and satellite phones;
  • Group remote area first aid kit;
  • Preliminary training;
  • On trip pre and post briefing;
  • Participant maps, map cases and compasses (1 per participant)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW – Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales

This specially designed 9 day Gold Adventurous Journey will run out of Kosciuszko National Park, in the Snowy Mountains region which is a unique alpine wonderland of rivers, mountains, ski fields, caves, and glacial lakes. The journey will begin near Round Mountain and head through The Jagungal Wilderness. This a large wilderness region is north of the main range in the centre of national park. This area is full of animals and you can hike amongst the plains and snow gums and take the time to absorb the views of Mount Jagungal and the beautiful snowy region. 

During the early part of this adventurous journey we will be intending to summit the great Mount Jagungal. With an elevation of 2,061 metres above sea level, it is the seventh-highest mountain in Australia and surpasses any elevation in the nearby region other than the main range with spectacular views out over the region. The adventure continues passing through, and staying at, some of the more than 200 hut scattered throughout the region. 

PROGRAM RUNDOWN

All participants must be dropped off to YouthAdvance HQ: Unit 31 42-46 Wattle Street, Brookvale NSW.

DROP OFF: 7.00 am, Day 1, at YouthAdvance HQ.

PICK UP: 4.00 pm, Day 6, at YouthAdvance HQ.

If you are going to be late, please let us know on +61 487 003 440 so we don’t depart without you. Please ensure you monitor traffic conditions and that arrangements are made for a prompt drop off and pick up of participants.

NOTE: The expedition WILL NOT be postponed because of forecast “unsettled” weather. However, in the event of unseasonably bad weather, or if a weather warning is issued in the program venue, the expedition may be postponed ensuring the safety of our participants. You will be notified of this via email.

Please be aware that the program rundown may alter slightly, particularly drop off and pickup times, and these will be confirmed prior to each program via email.

Day 1 Drive to Program Location from YA HQ. Lunch stop available at students expense. Students provide own dinner.
Day 2 Hike – TBC
Day 3 Hike – TBC
Day 3 Hike – TBC
Day 5 Hike – TBC. Potentially stay at local Caravan Park, location pending. BBQ Dinner provided by YouthAdvance.
Day 6 Drive to YA HQ.  Breakfast and lunch stop available at students expense.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Your child using appropriate gear is instrumental in ensuring that they have an enjoyable and comfortable experience – we cannot stress this enough! If you are unsure whether your child’s equipment is suitable, please contact us for clarification.

The full list of gear required can be found here – Equipment List

Please note the following items are mandatory and will be checked by guides on the morning of departure:

  • Sleeved shirt (for walking and paddling in) – no singlet tops
  • Waterproof Rain Jacket (preferable Gortex – no ponchos or wind breakers);
  • Sleeping bag suitable to the season of the year:
    • Winter – minus 5
    • Shoulder Season & Summer – zero rating;
  • Sleeping mat;
  • Second set of clothes stored inside waterproof bag (thermal top and bottom)
  • First aid and blister kit
  • 3L of water (3 x 1L water bottles)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Stove & Gas Bottle

For additional equipment, please refer to the following page on equipment for AJs (Equipment Resources). If you are hiring equipment, your order MUST be completed 5 days in advance of your programs.

MEALS AND WATER

Each participant will be responsible for planning, supplying and preparing their own meals for the duration of the hike. At least one day’s emergency rations should be carried by participants.

Additional information on meals, including sample menus and meal planning, will be sent to you following registration and is available here: (Meal Planning Resources). Pre-packaged meals are available for purchase here: (Meal Purchases)

NOTE: Pots and stoves are available for hire – YouthAdvance Store.

All participants must start with at least three full 1Litre water bottles. In dry weather periods, water can be difficult to source so this is a minimum amount. You are required to bring water purification tablets for this program.

Please note we do have a number of mandatory items and these will be checked by guides on the morning of departure:

  • Sleeved shirt (for walking) – no singlet tops
  • Waterproof Rain Jacket (preferable Gortex – no ponchos or wind breakers);
  • Sleeping bag suitable to the season of the year;
    • Shoulder Season & Summer – zero rating;
  • Sleeping mat;
  • Second set of clothes stored inside waterproof bag (thermal top and bottom)
  • First aid and blister kit
  • 3L of water (3 x 1L water bottles)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Stove & Gas Bottle

If you are hiring equipment, your order MUST be completed 5 days in advance of your programs.

AWARD LEADER APPROVAL: PRE-PROGRAM

In order to partake in this Adventurous Journey, you are required to seek approval from your Award Leader on the Online Record Book BEFORE you get on the bus. This is a requirement of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and YouthAdvance will be strongly enforcing this moving into 2021.

Please use the following details as your supervisor for your practise and assessor for your qualifier:

Supervisor/Assessor: YouthAdvance Guide

Phone: 02 8957 5428

Email: [email protected]

AWARD LEADER APPROVAL: POST-PROGRAM

Supervisor and assessor sign-off will be completed in the ORB following your hike.

Once you have completed your qualifying journey award leader sign-off will occur when your AJ report has been submitted and uploaded into the documents section of the ORB. Please ensure that you use the appropriate template. Ensure you scroll to the bottom of the webpage and select the appropriate template related to your Duke of Ed level.

REGISTER FOR AJ NOW – Please select the “Register” button at the top of this webpage and follow the prompts.

Please note that the minimum number of participants for this program is 10. We will advise you if there are concerns about the program being postponed. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please note that terms and onions apply to this booking page. By processing this registration you acknowledge that you accept the Terms & Conditions.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions, please contact our team at [email protected]

Venue:  

Description:

Kosciuszko National Park spoils you with snow sports, walks and mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains. Go camping, explore caves or climb Australia’s highest mountain.