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Adtrex, formerly Adventure Training & Expeditions was founded in 2010 out of a passion for adventure and challenge by Scott and Michelle Smith. Both Scott and Michelle are International Mountain Leaders who love nothing more than to go on an adventure and take on a big challenge, climbing some of the highest mountains in the world, racing across the Sahara desert and the frozen arctic wilderness of the Yukon they know how tough expeditions can be but also how very rewarding they can be. Both from a teaching and training background, Scott the military and Michelle a teacher they wanted to share their passion for adventure and challenge with others especially young people. Adtrex focuses on the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition section and the adult training that supports it as we believe this is by far the best youth development expedition programme there is, its progressive, systematic approach ensures that young people are trained, practiced and challenged to develop the skills and knowledge they need to achieve success and become well rounded capable young adults. We also hope that what we do will encourage young people to pursue adventure and challenge post DofE and into adult life.


Since our formation Adtrex formerly Adventure Training & Expeditions has always strived to ensure that our level of safety and service is of the highest level. We are registered with the industry regulatory bodies both mandatory and voluntary that govern the services that we provide to ensure we follow current best practice to provide the best level of safety and quality assurance that we can.

At Adtrex we do everything we can to ensure that our training is as realistic as possible and that our expeditions are challenging, exciting and adventurous to develop leadership, team work, independent thinking and problem solving. We do all this without compromising on safety or service.

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)

The Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety) Act 1995 and the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 2004 make it a legal requirement for providers of certain adventure activities for young people to undergo an inspection of their safety management systems and hold a licence. Adtrex is licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (part of the HSE) to conduct walking expeditions. Our licence number is L93291 and our reference number is R2002 this can be confirmed by visiting www.hse.gov.uk/aala/

DofE Approved Activity Provider (AAP)

Adtrex is a DofE approved provider of Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE expeditions and works closely with DofE Head Office and Operating Authorities throughout the country to ensure that the training and expeditions we provide is appropriate and that our programmes meet the DofE expedition requirements.

Training Courses

All of our training courses and training is delivered and certified in accordance with the guidance provided by the National Governing Bodies to ensure that current best practice is passed onto our clients.

Instructors & Qualifications

We are very proud of the reputation for service, safety, integrity and honesty that we have built up and work very closely with our instructors in order to maintain and improve the level of safety and service we provide.

All of our instructors have experience in delivering our DofE Leader Training and DofE Expedition Programmes and all hold the appropriate National Governing Body qualifications as well as being qualified in outdoor first aid.

We encourage all of our Instructors to register with the professional association relevant to their qualifications to guarantee continued professional development and continued best practice.


All Adtrex instructors are checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and we follow best practice for safer recruitment. Our safeguarding policy and procedures are robust and regularly reviewed.

For more information regarding our Safeguarding policy and our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) please contact us.


Adtrex is insured by Activities Industry Mutual Ltd Insurance to deliver training and expeditions with Public Liability Insurance of £5,000,000. We recommend that those booking with us take out cancellation insurance as our terms and conditions include charges for cancellation.

Data Protection

When joining one of our training courses or expedition programmes we will need you to provide us with certain information in order to best facilitate your booking. We take your privacy very seriously and are fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and the Data Protection Act 2018. Adtrex is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and appears on the Register of Data Controllers, reference number ZA749515. For more information or to receive a copy of our Data Protection Policy please get in touch.