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Spring 2015 Facts and Figures

This table shows how many teams made it to each of the activity bases and other controls.

Activity Bases
Base Description Points Number of Visits
AChickin Lickin' (Most easterly pond)5079
BDark Water (Lake)5051
COn The Ropes (Old quarry)5060
DCave On The Go (Double gates)5069
EWoodland Wonder (Small plantation)5058
FOn Target (Field corner)5069
GSupersledge (Grassy slope)5066
HBullseye! (Woodland track)5077
JPopstars (Disused water tower)5089
KCommercial Break (Roundhouse)5087
LKeeping a Log (Track over stream)5068
MUXB (Edge of field)5063
NFlag Pipes (Track over stream)5078
PTemple Of Doom (Mysterious temple)5060

N.B. There were no bases I or O to avoid confusion with numbers 1, 0 and letter D.


Control Points
Base Description Points Number of Visits
01Group of trees1528
02Fence corner1013
03Log over stream1035
04Below rocky outcrop1022
05Gas post1519
06Up tree551
07Charred tree stump536
08Stream bend2522
09Fallen trees1527
10Up tree548
11Exposed tree roots2049
12Wooden fence corner576
13Under bridge1029
14Tree1020
15Ruined building1538
16Tree1024
17Dip in ground1061
18Pond3024
19Fallen log2012
20Largest tree1533
21Pond, south side1563
22Brick foundations2534
23Obelisk, west side1579
24Large trees by gate2549
25Stream junction2536
26Brick foundations3045
27Watery hole in the wall2045
28Spring3037
29Under pylon, south side2530
30Under pylon, east side3030
B1Bonus control 1069
B2Bonus control 2066
X1 Chaser 1-256
X2 Chaser 2-254
X3 Chaser 3-254
X4 Chaser 4-257

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Autumn 2016 event.

Autumn 2016 event

Three days of adventures and challenges on the Peak District's Eastern Moors.

Spring 2016 event.

Spring 2016 event

An unforgettable night-time challenge through the Temple Newsam estate in Leeds.

Autumn 2015 event.

Autumn 2015 event

The exclusive Harewood House estate welcomes Apex for the first time.

Spring 2015 event.

Spring 2015 event

The Apex Challenge returns to Bramham Park in West Yorkshire.

Autumn 2013 event.

Autumn 2013 event

A military theme at Strensall near York for Apex Special Ops.

Spring 2013 event.

Spring 2013 event

Apex returns to Sherwood Pines for a challenge during the night.

Autumn 2012 event.

Autumn 2012 event

Returning to our first ever location to celebrate our tenth anniversary.

Spring 2012 event.

Spring 2012 event

A new location at Bramham Park near Leeds for the first event of 2012.

Autumn 2011 event.

Autumn 2011 event

A thrilling three days of adventure with the hottest weekend of the year.

Spring 2011 event.

Spring 2011 event

The event sells out in record time for a weekend baked in sunshine!

Autumn 2010 event.

Autumn 2010 event

Brand new activities this year included archery and rifle shooting.

Spring 2010 event.

Spring 2010 event

The warmest weather of the year so far for this year's spring challenge.

Autumn 2009 event.

Autumn 2009 event

Gale force winds add to the excitement on Ilkley Moor.

Spring 2009 event.

Spring 2009 event

There were record levels of interest for teams to take part in this event.

Autumn 2008 event.

Autumn 2008 event

70 teams navigate through Langdale Forest in North Yorkshire.

Spring 2008 event.

Spring 2008 event

A new record of 16 activity bases was waiting for our teams.

Autumn 2007 event.

Autumn 2007 event

Centenary year sees us travel further North than ever to Ilkley Moor.

Autumn 2006 event.

Autumn 2006 event

First ever three-day Apex sees several new event elements tried out.

Spring 2006 event.

Spring 2006 event

Same location but new challenges at Sherwood Pines Forest Park.

Autumn 2005 event.

Autumn 2005 event

More prizes were given away at this event than ever before.

Spring 2005 event.

Spring 2005 event

The overnight event moves to a new location with dense woodland.

Autumn 2004 event.

Autumn 2004 event

More teams and more activity bases than ever before in Burbage Valley.

Spring 2004 event.

Spring 2004 event

Apex Challenge opens up to teams nationwide for the first time.

Autumn 2003 event.

Autumn 2003 event

Stanage Edge hosted our second daytime challenge event.

Spring 2003 event.

Spring 2003 event

Same idea as our first event but this time in the darkness!

Autumn 2002 event.

Autumn 2002 event

More than 20 teams compete for the honour of being our first winners.