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Dave Hill awarded with 2015 Stephenson Award

Dave Hill (centre) receives the Stephenson Award from Jamie Balfour, Director of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (left) with Ted Grey Grants Secretary of the YET. The Alfred Stephenson Award is given annually to mark meritorious service to youth exploration. The 2015 Award goes to Dave Hill. Dave has had a 20 year contribution to…
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2015 Annual General Meeting

The date of this year’s AGM and council meeting has been announced as Tuesday 13th October. Resources You can download the YET AGM Agenda 2015 as well as the 2014 AGM minutes and annual report.

Award Winners 2015

Stephenson Award Two awards made using the individual & expedition branches. These went to Hannah Gillie, a member of the BES Expedition to the Indian Himalayas and Charlie Smith as leader of a peer group expedition aiming to cross Iceland in winter. David Hollier Award Catriona Collie is undertaking a 10 day Explorer Belt Scout…
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Adam Middleton-Davies in Nepal

EPIK (Expedition Project in Kathmandu) Having recently returned from a major expedition to Nepal, I am writing this report in aid of trying to share just a small glimmer of what we, as a group, experienced in Nepal. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, I could already see that I (and the group) had entered a country…
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Rishi Chowdhry in Greenland

Greenland 2014 Report Background of the Mountaineering Club The John Lyon School Mountaineering Club was founded in 2003 and is led by the Expedition Team Leader Ralph Durbridge, who is also the School’s Head of Outdoor Education. Previous expeditions that have been led include the likes of: Borneo, Sarawak Guyana, South America, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico,…
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Stephenson Award applications

There was an error on the previous Stephenson Award nomination form available on this website. You may download an amended form here.

Nicola Fitzgerald in Nepal

Nepal, 15th July – 4th August 2014 On the first few days we stayed in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. We went sightseeing around the capital visiting various temples such as monkey temple, as well as the river on which they carry out ceremonies for those deceased.      We then went to begin our project at a…
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Zack Thompson in Japan

Zack Thompson of the Meyer Explorer Scouts Troop. Zack went to Japan for an Explorer Belt Expedition consisting of a 10 day trek aiming to gain a greater understanding of the landscape, people, and culture. This expedition’s aim was to introduce us to a very alien culture. It did this through the challenge of financial…
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Rebecca Howlett in Kenya

Rebecca was a member of the Yorkshire Schools Exploring Society’s latest expedition to Kenya. They worked on field projects along the coast before camel trekking through the semi-desert areas of north Kenya. I found going to Kenya on the Yorkshire schools an amazing experience and had so much fun. the first couple of days were…
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Tom Crathorne in Central Asia

Tom Crathorne, a student at Lawrence Sheffield School, travelled along The Silk Route on a four week mountain trek through Central Asia. This  included 2 mountain treks in Kyrgyzstan and a community project in Uzbekistan. On my World Challenge trip, there were two main things we did – two treks, and a community project. The first trek…
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