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This year the Ten Tors route has been changed so that the teams stay away from fast-flowing rivers. Lieutenant Colonel Neville Holmes says the route is still very tough.
A few students have had to be flown off Dartmoor by RAF helicopters for injuries such as twisted ankles.
Speaking to ITV West Country at the start of the day Katie Squirrel from Holden Hill Walkers says she's looking forward to the challenge...
Thousands of school children have set off for this year's Ten Tors challenge. The students are preparing to face a battering from the weather this weekend with heavy wind and rain is forecast tonight. Organisers have changed the route so that the teams stay away from fast-flowing rivers.
Josh Ramsay is from Weston School in Torquay and is doing the challenge for the second time.
Thousands of young people will face a battering from the weather this weekend as they take part in the Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor.
Heavy wind and rain is forecast tomorrow - prompting organisers to alter the route so that the teams stay away from fast-flowing rivers.
Richard Lawrence reports:
It's been confirmed the Ten Tors challenge will take place this weekend despite a forecast of heavy rain and gales. Thousands of students are gathering on Dartmoor for the two day challenge, which begins early tomorrow morning. From Okehampton Richard Lawrence reports..
Despite heavy rain and expected gales, hundreds of teenagers from the region are on Dartmoor this weekend taking part in the Ten Tors Challenge.
The Army and emergency services are on standby in case conditions worsen and spectators are being advised that the car parks are closed as they're already too muddy.
Over 50 schools and youth groups from the West have sent teams to take part in the event - which has courses between 35 and 55 miles.
More than two thousand teenagers will this weekend face one of the toughest challenges of their lives - taking part in the gruelling Ten Tors across Dartmoor.
Steve Hardy reports on one team who have been putting the finishing touches to their training.
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More than two thousand teenagers are preparing to face a really tough challenge - taking part in the gruelling Ten Tors across Dartmoor.