Prince celebrated 50 years of Ten Tors challenge

The Duke of Edinburgh on Dartmoor in May, 2010.

The Duke of Edinburgh on Dartmoor in May, 2010. - Credit: Stephen Coombes

As patron of Ten Tors, Prince Philip congratulated winning teams and presented medals at the 50th Ten Tors event in 2010.

With his lunch, the Duke drank Legend Ale, Dartmoor Brewery’s Ten Tors anniversary ale. 

Prince Philip at the 50th Ten Tors event in 2010.

Prince Philip at the 50th Ten Tors event in 2010. - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Run by the army over a weekend in May, more than 2,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 19 take part, on hikes of either 35, 45 or 55 miles (depending on their age).

Each team must complete a different route across Dartmoor, reaching a manned checkpoint at each of ten tors

Photographer Stephen Coombes' photos from the 2010 event show a relaxed Duke chatting to army personnel.