Author: Ted Grey

Katherine Mowatt in Scotland

Kayaking in the Scottish Highlands Report by Katherine Mowatt Recipient of the John Hunt Expedition Award It is impossible to fully explain the extreme satisfaction and achievement that accompanied the completion of my DofE Gold Award Expeditions. Over two, four days, expeditions I pushed my limits, expanded my horizons and increased my kayaking skills and…
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Ellie Saltmarsh in Peru

Report by Ellie Saltmarsh Recipient of the YET Everest Award I recently joined a scientific research expedition with the organisation Operation Wallacea. They collect scientific data inside the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, an area of flooded rainforest in Loreto, Peru. The purpose of these data, as well as being used to produce dissertations and articles, is…
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Calum Kitching in the Indian Himalayas

Report by Calum Kitching Recipient of the Sir Vivian Fuchs Award The Himalayas is somewhere which I’ve always thought looked amazing. It fits into everything which inspires me, travelling, mountains, climbing, geography and mountaineering. When I first heard about BES and their expeditions I was hooked. The Amazon, Namibia or Iceland weren’t really up my…
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Graham Derrick receives Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to announce that Graham Derrick has been awarded a Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and dedicated service to youth exploration. Graham is a founder member, and former Council Member, Vice- Chairman, Chairman and Trustee of YET who has given remarkable service over the whole lifetime of the…
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Award Winners 2016

Stephenson Award The two 2016 Stephenson Awards went to: Thomas Marceau, a student at Exeter University, a member of a peer group science & conservation expedition to Madagascar Maia Ward, from the Joseph Whittaker School, Nottinghamshire, who will trek, kayak and cycle in the mountains of Southern Norway as part of her Duke of Edinburgh’s…
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Cameron Mackay wins 2016 Stephenson Award

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2016 Stephenson Award for an outstanding contribution to youth exploration goes to Cameron Mackay – a student at Glasgow University.

Katie Smyth in Borneo

Report by Katie Smyth From the 19th July to the 18th of August I took part in a community development trip to Borneo. The aim of this was to improve the living standards of some communities over there. Without the YET’s support I would not have been able to raise the money needed to go…
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Megan Campbell in Uganda

Report by Megan Campbell Recipient of a YET Award It’s hard to put into words what a trip to somewhere completely different and incredibly beautiful means to you. It was such a whirlwind of excitement and adventure, a contrast of heart break and utter joy. The fact that I was away from home and all…
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Catriona Collie in Iceland

Report by Catriona Collie Recipient of the David Hollier Award I would like to thank ‘The Young Explorer’s Trust’ for the generous contribution it made to help make my trip to Iceland in the summer of 2015 possibly. This funding, along with money my team and I raised through personal fundraising and other grants received,…
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James Pedley in Peru

Report by James Pedley, recipient of an Everest Award Thank you very much for the contribution ‘The Young Explorer’s Trust’ made to my amazing world challenge expedition to Southern Peru. The expedition was fantastic. We arrived in Lima which was covered in relentless grey smog, after a total flight time from London of 19 hours…
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