Scout on ladder. Read how we pack three days full of Apex adventure

Scout climbing over inflatable. Look back at all our previous events

Scout reaching for control. See all the action from our 2018 event at Bramham Park

Autumn 2018 winners. Check out which teams head up the winners' hall of fame

Where does our entry fee go?

We work hard to make the Apex Challenge one of the best value outdoor adventure competitions in the country. Apart from a small surplus we keep for unexpected expenses, every penny paid by teams at an event is spent on that event.

Putting on such large, complicated events isn't cheap. There are all sorts of things we need buy including kit for the activities, food and drink, printing materials and the fees to keep this website online.

Our most recent event in 2019 cost £160 per team of three or four to take part. The entry fee for 2021 has not yet been finalised. Based on our expenses from our most recent event, this graph gives you some idea how each of those team entry fees is spent. Full details of how we spend the money is in our latest annual report.

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Event details

All the information you need about an amazing weekend of adventure.

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How to enter

Find out how you can sign up to take place in our next event.

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Your entry fee

Your entry fee goes a long way - take a look how it's spent.


Kit list

Make sure you bring everything you need on this year's kit list.



Check the directions to event centre before you set off.

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Life at Apex

All the details of what is expected of you at an Apex weekend.

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Frequently asked questions

Look here for answers to your Apex Challenge questions.