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Thousands set off on the biggest adventure of their lives

2,000 teenagers take part in the Ten Tors challenge Photo: Army

Around two thousand four hundred teenagers setting off on one of the greatest challenges of their lives - and it's something they've been training for, for months.

Parents see their children off in the Ten Tors challenge Credit: Army

They'll be testing their navigational skills across 35, 45 or 55 miles of moorland. They're carrying all their own food, water and bedding - and they have to complete it without any help from adults.

"Honestly this is one of the highlights of my career. The determination and courage is apparent in them. It is as inspirational as anything you could hope to see, I love it, I love coming back here, it is a real highlight in our calendar."

– LIEUTENANT COLONEL DAVID MIDDLETON
The starting gun was fired at 7am Credit: Army

But just as inspiring as those in the Ten Tors are these 300 young people with physical or educational needs taking part in the Jubilee Challenge. They take on routes of up to 15 miles - inspirational stuff for even the hardiest of soldiers.

And nursing blistered toes but memories to last a lifetime the first of the Ten Tors participants should begin to arrive back at Okehampton camp at around 8am tomorrow morning.