Category: News

Doctor available for expeds and events

As a Clinical Fellow in Emergency and Expedition Medicine Alexandra Taylor is currently looking for any expeditions or events requiring support of a doctor between December and May of 2019. She will be 5 years post-qualification come 2019 with 18 months of Emergency Medicine experience. In addition, she is due to complete a Diploma in…
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Reg Gilbert MBE

1923: A baby travelling in the sidecar of his father’s motorbike, wrapped tightly in a blanket and held in his mother’s arms. One day his father took a detour down a particularly bumpy track, causing the sidecar to separate from the motorbike. Only his mother’s quick thinking saved him from certain injury, and possibly worse, as…
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Would you like to help the YET raise funds for future young explorers?

The YET seeks a creative and enthusiastic individual to take on an exciting new role of fund raiser, to raise and source funds to enable YET to continue and expand its valued work in providing grants to young people undertaking expeditions. This role is a commission based role (rate negotiable). Currently the YET awards up…
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AALA consultation announcement

An announcement has been made regarding the recent AALA consultation. HSE has released the following statement: HSE would like to thank everyone who responded to the recent Discussion Document on the future of the Adventure Activities Licensing framework. We are delighted with the response and encouraged by the amount of engagement on this subject. We received…
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Geography Outdoors courses and workshops

The RGS is running a number of courses and workshops related to outdoor activities in the near future. For more information and details on applying visit RGS’s Geography Outdoors page.

Richard Gilbert obituary

Richard was born on 17 November 1937 in the Lancaster Royal Infirmary to Ruth née Ainsworth (a children’s author) and Frank Gilbert (a chemist). He died on 16 January 2018, aged 80, in York Hospital after a short final illness. He was educated, mostly, at St George’s School in Harpendon in Hertfordshire, one of the…
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HSE consultation – AALA review

The Health and Safety Executive is currently undertaking a review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). The YET encourages you to read the and submit your comments, under your own name, following the guidance given in the document. Please note that the closing date for the consultation is 9 March 2018.

Kayaking the continent

In April 2018, Kate Culverwell, 19 and Anna Blackwell, 24 will be setting out on a record breaking and world first tandem kayak expedition from England to the Black Sea. These two girls will take on a journey of 4,000km, 13 countries and 4 capital cities. The expedition will be raising money for Pancreatic Cancer…
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DES London to Land’s End

The Dorset Expeditionary Society biking team will be cycling from London to Land’s End in April 2018, totalling 424km over four days. Their aim is to raise money for the society’s programmes to help young people – financially or otherwise disadvantaged – take part in outdoor learning activities. For many children, activities to develop social skills and…
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YET Annual General Meeting 2017

The YET’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society at 12:00pm on Tuesday 17 October; all members are welcome to attend. Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR Download the agenda:  For any further details, please contact chairman Roger Miller.