Peak Assault is Hertfordshire Scouts’ most challenging competition organised for members of the Scout Association aged 14 and over and is now in its 43rd year. The competitors must use their orienteering skills, physical ability and mental strength to navigate their way across unforgiving terrain ‘clipping’ as many checkpoints as they can within the allotted time.

Each year the location is a closely guarded secret, only known to a select few right up until the start of the event. Likely locations are within the National Parks of England and Wales. Some competitors arrive home after a tough weekend not even knowing where they have been.