- how to reach the Ten Tors organisers, or the web master
- entry criteria for the Ten Tors event are detailed in the Ten Tors Rules
- find your team's details on this site
The Ten Tors web site (this site) creates one cookie (called 'TTcookie') when you enter the site through the front page (www.tentors.org.uk), and stores one piece of information in that cookie - the year of the event that you're looking at - 2012, for example. It does this so that some of the subsequent pages you might visit can use that information without always prompting you for it - specifically when you use the search tools to get information on your Team.
The year information stored in the Ten Tors cookie is not used for any other tracking purpose, and is set to expire after twenty four hours.
Most web browsers, in their 'Tools' or 'Preferences' section, allow you to accept or to block some or all cookies. If you choose to block cookies from the Ten Tors web site most pages will still work as you'd expect. You will not however be able to use any of the Team search tools to get the information you might want.
"When stupidity is a sufficient explanation, there is no need to have recourse to any other"
(Mitchell Ulmann, 1976)
|Route Card Updates||
- there are instructions embedded in each of the Route pages to ensure that every time you view them you see the latest version. It is possible, however, that your browser has been set to ignore this feature.
If you find that your Team's Route Card doesn't seem to have been updated for a long time over Ten Tors weekend, first check the timestamp at the bottom of the Route Card - it should look something like:
Sat 14-May-2005 at 10:16:14 - Updated:
We aim to update the pages about every fifteen minutes, so if the timestamp is older, try clicking your browser's 'page refresh' or 'reload' button. If this doesn't work next check your browser settings:
Microsoft ® Internet Explorer Vn 6 you should check that its page refresh feature is set as follows: click on...
See below for other issues with Internet Explorer's security settings...
Internet Explorer Vn 6. To ensure you see the most recent version of the Route Cards, etc., if you're using IE7 or IE8: click on...
'Browsing History' section:
Temporary Internet Files:
"Check for newer version of stored pages"
AOL's browser also has an
'ignore page refresh' feature. To see the new
pages as they're posted you'll need to deselect 'AOL Top
Speed' and all should be well!! To do this,
go to the bottom of the page, then:
Browser settings remove tick from:
'AOL Top Speed'
Edit then select...
Preferences... Towards the end of the list on the left-hand pane, click on the grey triangle to the left of...
Advanced then select...
Cache In the right-hand pane select the...
Every time I view the page radio button beneath the text: "Compare the page in the cache to the page on the network:"
SeaMonkey Vn 2.x:
Edit then select...
Preferences... At the bottom of the list on the left-hand pane, click on the '+' to the left of...
Advanced then click on...
Cache In the right-hand pane, below the words "Compare the page in the cache to the page on the network:",
click on the drop-down list and select:
Every time I view the page
|Internet Explorer - Security Settings||
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 introduced a number of new security features to Internet Explorer. On entering the Ten Tors website you may see a warning bar across the top of the page:
Select "Yes" to allow the active content in the Ten Tors website. If you select "No" you may find that some pages are not updated when you would expect, and that some of the Search options do not function. Selecting "Yes" will apply to just this visit to the Ten Tors site.
|Fallouts and Status Codes||
- the organisers, 43(Wessex) Brigade, assign a letter (A, B, C, D, E or F) to each member of each team at the beginning of the event, so a code of G0712B would uniquely identify a particular individual - member B of team 12 walking route G (07), for example, and he or she will be wearing a wristband with that code.
If any member of a team comes off the Moor early (a fallout), for any reason, their letter appears in the right hand column of the Route Cards, and acts as a trace for that individual as he or she is transported back to their Team Manager.
You might, for example, find the Status of your team
This presentation is an attempt at clarifying the
fairly terse format passed to this site by the Ten
Tors control system; it's new in 2010 and we'll
be monitoring it to ensure it is as accurate as the
The Data Protection Act would require us to obtain the explicit consent of each of the entrants to hold any of their personal details on this site such as their names; except in one or two instances we do not have that consent, hence we do not know who individual team members are, and cannot help further. If these codes apply to your team and you are concerned, we're really sorry, but please contact your Team Manager for details.
|Highlighted Times on Route Cards||
- you will find that a number of entries on the Route Cards have entries which look like:
Briefly, the times that are
highlighted yellow are ones where the Team is thirty
minutes or more behind a 'steady pace' schedule which
would see them complete their route at 17:00 on
Sunday; ie, if they lost no more time they would
finish at 17:30 at the earliest. For full details,
see "Thirty Minute"
|...and a Bit More on Times at Tors||
- occasionally the Route Cards might show something like:
So: "Where's My Team? Have they disappeared? Why isn't there a time? Why isn't someone looking for them? Are they alright?"
The public web site takes its 'time at Tor' information directly from the Ten Tors MIS control system, and can only show the information it is passed; the MIS monitors every Team's status continuously and raises alerts to the Event staff, 43 (Wessex) Brigade, plus contingents from the RAF and RN, who will follow up any Team which is deemed over-late at their next checkpoint - starting with a check for missing data, but ultimately invoking an air and land search for them, by RN helicopters, members of the Dartmoor Rescue Group and scrutineers - themselves Navy, Army or RAF members. The Armed Forces take their duty of care very seriously.
While the public web site can't show any of the activity taking place to find the apparently missing Team, it is happening. Teams can and do get lost on Dartmoor, particularly in poor weather, and Teams can and do later find where they are, and set off again, delayed but not defeated, but Teams which have 'dropped off the radar' are never left overlong to wander the Moor aimlessly.
If a Team meets a real emergency they have two options available to them to summon help; each Team carries a GPS tracker, which the event staff will use to locate them on the Moor. The tracker includes a 'panic button' to summon help - this sends an SMS message including the Team's co-ordinates to the event staff for immediate action. Each Team also carries a mobile phone, which will work on all but the most remote areas of the Moor, to allow them to talk to Event staff.
If you are concerned about your Team, your first call should be to the Team's manager, who will have provided each Team member with contact details to be passed to you. He or she will be able to talk to Event staff directly to find out the latest information on the Team.
|Web Site Guide||
This site consists of over 2,500 pages, and carries in excess of 14,000 graphics files, covering the Ten Tors events since 1998; it may require a little exploration to find the information that you're looking for.
If you have any comments on
the structure or content of this site, please let me
know! Click on the link below. And of
course, if you find any errors, I'll be very pleased to
hear from you!
|Ten Tors on your Mobile Phone||
- Ten Tors Route lists and Team Status information are available on your mobile phone over the Event weekend. You'll be able to check the progress of your Team wherever you are - the data is taken directly from the 'All Teams' list on the web site, and include 'Updated...' timestamps on each page so you'll know how recent the information is.
Key in the URL: www.ex.ac.uk/tentors/lite/ (web-enabled phones) or wap.ex.ac.uk/tentors/ (older phones) on your mobile. For more details see the 'Ten Tors on your Mobile' page.
Tors RSS Newsfeed
...are also posted to the RSS feed. To see what an RSS 'news item' looks like, click on the RSS icon - - which should be present in the address bar at the top of this page (your browser may vary...)
|Okehampton Camp Map||
- camping and traffic arrangements for the Event, and a guide to the Camp layout
|Firing Range Information||
- check the Dartmoor Ranges Information Line number: 0800 4584868 for details of all live firing exercises on the moor a couple of days before your training walks!
on firing activity is available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/dartmoor-firing-programme,
and outline information on the location of the firing
ranges is available here.
- leave it alone! Mark its position. Tell the Police. Read on if you need more detail...
|Dartmoor Rare Bird Nesting Areas||
- locations of the Ten Tors 'no-go' areas
|Lost and Found||
- emails concerning old friends, related events, missing kit, and more
|The Managers' Ten Tors||
- Andy Hamlyn organized the latest Managers' Ten Tors, in October 2006. Read on if you want to know all about it!
|Links to Other Sites||
- a growing number of organisations, teams and individuals have their own Ten Tors web sites; these are just some
- Ten Tors includes a special event for people with physical and learning disabilities; it takes place on the Saturday of Ten Tors weekend, and has been a major part of the event since 1977.
- Ten Tors is administered by 43 (Wessex) Brigade - part of the British Army - and supported particularly throughout Ten Tors weekend by contingents drawn from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, together with many civilian and volunteer organisations. This web site falls into the latter category. It is hosted by the University of Exeter and administered by civilian volunteer webmasters. None of the content of this site is the direct responsibility of the Ministry of Defence.
I'm indebted to 43 (Wessex) for allowing access to the raw data supporting much of this site, but all errors and omissions are mine. Please let me know of any that you find - I will do my best to fix them.
If you haven't been able to find what you're looking for on this page, please use the email link below...