Hopeful Main Team and HADT members meet in North Wales to be interviewed and take part in team activities such as mountaineering and climbing. Following this weekend, the Expedition Leader will select the Squad from which the eventual team members will be picked.
The Dhaulagiri Main and HADT Squad meet in Scotland for training. Winter mountaineering, climbing and lectures on subjects such as nutrition and high altitude are on the agenda. Equipment such as tents are trialled. It is a great chance for the team to get to know each other better and the leaders to get a feel for personalities and abilities.
The Expedition Leader deploys to Nepal with a team of medial professionals to recce the trek and complete preliminary medical research.
The Squad undertakes demanding Alpine routes concentrating on endurance and stamina. Skills are practiced and equipment trialled. They tackle a variety of routes at altitude and continue to build their team ethos.
The Main Team and HADT gather for the final time before the Expedition departs for Nepal. This is the final chance to train together and make adjustments to kit.
The Expedition Launch Event held at St. James' Palace, London.
Team members, researchers and trekkers deploy for Nepal!