Thursday, 27 October 2011
Our second Jeep training weekend in The Peak District enjoyed remarkably pleasant weather - a bonus when camping! This month we were joined by our American Expedition Members, representing the prestigious, U.S. based, Explorers Club. Jason Paterniti, Alistair Calvert, who is actually very English, and Bob Attwater, along with their pal, Paul Warren and Bob’s wife, Susan, mastered the delicate art of double declutching and how to drive the myriad trails around Derbyshire. (Zoom in!) The Sahara will be very different of course, but it was heralded as a very successful weekend and everyone felt more at home in the Jeeps at the end of it. We covered exactly the same route as it September, but this time without any mechanical problems. With the Expedition now looking to be fully manned it is time to finalise shipping arrangements, logistics and the small details that need to be established to make the Easter 2012 trip a success.
The event also raised £200 for Help for Heroes, making the total raised so far £500.