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Spring 2016 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
ACave bus (Small car park)5056
BTouchdown (Running track - centre)5062
CDeep in the woods (Woodland clearing)5054
DChild's play (Playpark)5064
EPlumbing New Depths (Lake - west side)5050
FOn target (Car park - west end)5066
GSupersledge (Grass slope)5060
HElektro Shokker! (Open ground - south of path)5064
JUltimate trail (Ravine)5060
KOn track (East end of track)5056
LHotshot (Track)5047
MStrike! (Corner of woods)5046

N.B. There was no base I to avoid confusion with number 1.

Control Points
Base Description Points Number of Visits
01Large silver tree2012
02End of wall530
03Post above tunnel entrance2048
04Inside dense bushes1520
06Tree on path junction2546
07Three trunk tree3046
10Metal gate1536
12Mini bridge527
13Tunnel entrance - north side1038
14Temple - west corner1536
15Mini waterfall1019
16Middle bench534
17Path junction3019
18Leaning tree2037
19Fence corner3028
20N-shaped tree3026
21Double fence post1027
22Cluster of trees - centre1524
23Warning sign2541
2414th tee1521
25Ditch - south of path2531
27Under bridge - west side2041
28Fence corner2543
29Bridleway signpost3031
30Wooden post3040
32Underpass entrance258
B1Hedge corner - inside065
B2Up tree059
OOOllie The Owl7531
X1Chaser 1-258
X2Chaser 2-258
X3Chaser 3-2510

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Our muddiest ever event as Apex visited the Ampleforth Estate for the first time.

Autumn 2018 event.

Autumn 2018 event

A return to Bramham Park after the Apex Challenge took a year's break.

Autumn 2016 event.

Autumn 2016 event

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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.