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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 and I want to say a massive thank you
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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 my family was daunting, but the excitement of the
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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, enabled us to successfully complete our seventeen-day long trip.
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Joanne Hitchcock in Nepal

Report by Joanne Hitchcock, recipient of a YET Vivian Fuchs Award 30 March – 20 April 2015 As part of my Golf DofE award I was required to complete the residential part of the award. I saw the opportunity to go to Nepal with 360 Expeditions, for 3 weeks to trek to Everest Base Camp and to climb the Lobuche East, which is a
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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 including a brief stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Things
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Jessica Brown in Morocco

Report by Jessica Brown This summer, I spent 12 days in Morocco for an expedition with members of my school. The trip was split into 3 parts; community work, trekking and rest. We started the expedition with our community phase. This included staying at a local school for 3 days whilst working at a nearby boarding school for boys during their half-term break. The
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Shirlyn Gathoni in Greenland

Report by Shirlyn Gathoni, recipient of a YET Award Over the summer, I spent four weeks on an Arctic expedition in the East of coast of Greenland. The aim of the expedition was to climb uncharted mountains and conduct biodiversity fieldwork. We travelled in a Catalina (the only sea boat of its kind in the UK). Our adventure started with a trip by a
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Tim Miller in Kyrgyzstan

Unclimbed Kyrgyzstan Tim Miller received an Everest Award from the YET. He was a member of a Glasgow University Expedition and this report is on the whole expedition not just Tim’s account. Tim Miller in Kyrgyzstan from theyet


Sophie Lumsdon in Borneo

Report by Sophie Lumsdon I can’t quite believe I am back from the most amazing 6 week expedition organised through the Durham University Charities Kommittee (DUCK), volunteering within two beautiful but very different areas of South-East Asia! Project Orangutan, International Animal Rescue and Fuze Ecoteer focus on the conservation of both marine and rainforest wildlife, and I feel so lucky to have been a
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Adrian Charteris in Malawi

Malawi from theyet