DofE Open Gold - Slovenia and the Julian Alps

£495 per person - Book Now

Adventure Expeditions run Open Gold Expeditions in Slovenia, allowing you to complete your Gold DofE Expedition in a unique and stunning location with a group of like minded people.  Do you fancy doing your Gold Expedition in the Julian Alps? Take a look at our Alps photo gallery for some inspiration...


2013 Dates

Training and Briefing weekend                 Qualifying Expedition

25th - 26th May , Peak District                                   12th - 18th August, Slovenia and the Julian Alps


Our expeditions include...

  • Pre-expedition information pack with all you need to know about your expedition: including detailed information on how to get to the Geneva airport meeting point and a complete kit list.  All information can be accessed through our Members Login area - we will send you a password for this when we receive your booking;

  • Pre-expedition training and briefing weekend, to allow you to get to know us and the rest of your team, plan your routes and undertake essential training related to your specific expedition area;

  • Return transfers between Geneva Airport and Chamonix - you will be met at Geneva Airport by your instructor;

  • All campsite fees for the duration of your expedition;

  • Free use of group equipment. We provide you with high quality, light weight tents perfect for the demands of an alpine expedition.  We also provide gas Trangia stoves, first aid kits, maps, and group shelters;

  • Supervision, comprehensive training and assessment by qualified International Mountain Leaders and DofE Accredited Assessors.


You need to arrange

  • Transport to and from the training weekend; 

  • Personal equipment, but you have access to a comprehensive kit list in our Members Area to give you guidance on what you need along with discounts for any kit you require;

  • Transport to and from the UK to Geneva Airport;

  • All of your own food, but again we provide you with guidance on this prior to the expedition and provide opportunities for purchasing food in the Chamonix area with guidance from your instructor.


We are able to accomodate tailormade groups for 6 or more.  Email to book.



See our location map for more details on Chamonix Mont Blanc.



Download a copy of our sample programme for the Chamonix Open Gold Expedition here.


How to book your place

  1. If you want to book a place you must be aged 16 to 24 and be enrolled on a Gold DofE programme;

  2. You must also have completed training and sufficient practice expeditions and had these signed off - we will ask to see evidence of this before you depart to join us in the Julian Alps;

  3. Book online;

  4. If you would prefer to book over the telephone then call us on 01305 813107;

  5. Or drop us an email if you have any further questions.


Please Note

As with all AAP's our expeditions are subject to approval by your Operating Authority. It is your responsibility to contact them and confirm that it fulfils their requirements.   See the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website for more details.    

All of our instructors on these expeditions hold the International Mountain Leader Award - the badge below indicates instructors who hold membership of the Union of International Mountain Leader Assocations through the British Association of International Mountain Leaders.         

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