• NSHS Silver Practice Hike 2017
    25 June, 2017 - 26 June, 2017
    4:00 pm - 3:00 am

Your Guides For This Program

  • Hugh Sutherland
    Hugh has undertake a certificate III and IV in outdoor recreation at Blue Mountains TAFE specialising in a range or adventure based activities. After completing his Cert IV Hugh has been an adventure guided in the Blue Mountains as well as a facilitator for outdoor education programs throughout NSW
  • Colin Wybrow
  • Samantha Morrow
Narrabeen Sports High School – Silver Duke of Edinburghs

Remote Safety Solutions has been contracted by Narrabeen Sports High School to coordinate and run their 2017 Duke of Edinburghs Award Expeditions. Please find important information below about your child’s adventurous journey. Please ensure that you take the time to accurately and honestly complete the required data fields. Accurate medical data is important in the event of an unforeseen medical emergency occurring while on program.


Participate in an adventurous expedition. This activity satisfies the requirements for the adventurous and challenging expedition requirement of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.


This expedition is both physically and mentally challenging to participants. Each day participants will hike up to 12 kilometers carrying their hiking pack and all their equipment. Student participants are encouraged to begin to develop their fitness in anticipation of the physical requirements. This should include weekly walks carrying their hiking packs and wearing walking shoes /boots.


This years silver practice program will run out of Mogo Creek Campsite in the stunning Yengo National Park. Mogo is a terrific spot to settle down and get in touch with the elements, admiring goannas during the day and watching wallabies wander through at dusk. Students will be in small groups between 5 – 7 working as a team to successfully navigate the surrounding terrain. Using a number of ridgelines, creeks and other terrain features to complete 3 challenging but rewarding routes over the the 3 days. To successfully complete these loops your child will need to show determination, decision making, team work and a range of other skills to select and execute smart route planning through thick bush and other natural features.


Sunday the 25th of June 2017

  • 06o0                  Meet at Narrabeen Sports High School
  • 0700 – 0930    Travel to Mogo Creek by bus
  • 0930 – 1700    Hike along nominated route
  • 1700 – 1800    Set up camp
  • 1800 – 1900    Evening meal and clean up
  • 1900 – 2130    Campfire
  • 2130                  Lights out

Monday the 26th of June 2017

  • 0630 – 0730     Breakfast, break camp
  • 0730 – 0800     Clean campsite
  • 0800 – 1700    Hike along nominated route
  • 1700 – 1800    Set up camp
  • 1800 – 2000   Student Talk – Risk Management (making sound judgments)
  • 2130                  Lights out

Tuesday the 27th of June 2017

  • 0630 – 0730     Breakfast, break camp, pack up
  • 0730 – 0800     Clean campsite
  • 0800 – 1400    Hike along nominated route
  • 1400 – 1800    Travel from Mogo to Narrabeen
  • 1800                  Arrive back at Narrabeen Sports High School
  • All necessary items of equipment must be taken and carried on the expedition.
  • A check list has been provided to participants buy the schools coordinator prior to this program (to download the equipment list – Equipment Checklist – Silver)
  • Each candidate will be responsible for planning and preparing their own meals. At least one day’s emergency rations should be carried by participants. (to download the sample menu – Expedition Menu Planning)
  • Narrabeen High School will supply each student with a maps and compasses for use while on program (lost or damaged compass will be charged to the student upon return to school) Compass $55.00, Map cases $20.00.
  • Due to limited water sources. A minimum of 5Lt of extra water will be needed for cooking and day 2 rations for each student. It will be stored in the RSS vehicle during the hike.
  • Candidates should start off with at least three full water bottles. In dry weather periods water can be difficult to source so this is a minimum amount.
  • Cold and wet weather equipment/clothing is essential to ensure the safety of participants and must be carried, as weather is variable.
  • Camera is optional
  • Emergency communication and first aid equipment along with satellite tracking will be carried by each RSS staff member while on program.
  • Students must be at Narrabeen Sports High by 6:00am the morning of day 1
  • Pick up will be approximately 600pm Tuesday evening. Students will contact you via phone by 5:00pm Tuesday if there is a variation to the pick up time.
  • Participants must be on time.
  • We will leave without you as bus times and walking times must be adhered to in order to arrive at campsites before night.
  • Please ensure you monitor traffic conditions and that arrangements are made for a prompt pickup of participants.
Mobile Phone Usage

Phone coverage at the program venue can be poor or not at all. Students are allowed to bring their phones while on program but are not allowed to use them unless in the event of an emergency situation. Students found to be using their phone while on program may be asked to justify the usage and if determined not appropriate by the schools duke of award coordinator or RSS staff the student may be deemed as Not Yet Competent for the program.

Please select the “Register” button at the top of this page to register your child.


Venue Website:

2985 Wollombi Rd, Mogo Creek, New South Wales, 2775, Australia


Mogo Creek Campsite in the stunning Yengo National Park. Mogo is a terrific spot to settle down and get in touch with the elements, admiring goannas during the day and watching wallabies wander through at dusk

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