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Bradley Carter in Cambodia

Report by Bradley Carter In December 2016 I spent a month in Cambodia with HSX (Hampshire Scout Expeditions). There were 7 participants and 4 leaders going, which made for a good sized group. Our expedition started on the Friday the 9th where all the team gathered at the scout hut to do our leaving presentation for family, friends and other members of HSX. Feeling
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Thomas Corlett in Mongolia

“The Journey” by Thomas Corlett Recipient of the David Hollier Award 2016 This was a month long expedition through Mongolia by West Lancashire County Explorer Scouts and Leaders. The aim of the expedition was to develop as a group of young people. This involved a large amount of training before the expedition to ensure that we were physically fit and able to undergo an
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Georgina May in Ecuador

Report by Georgina May Recipient of the YET Everest Award In the summer of this year I embarked on a month-long expedition to Ecuador, South America with Camps International. The aim of this venture was to explore different places and also help local communities by participating in sustainable development projects. As well as being extremely humbling the trip was a massive eye opener and
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Paul McGann in the Himalayas

Report by Paul McGann Recipient of the Everest Award British Exploring Society – Himalaya 2016 Expedition Report I first would like to thank The Young Explorers Trust for its contribution towards my trip to the Indian Himalayas in the summer of 2016. The money, along with my own fundraising, allowed me to embark on a three and half week adventure and science expedition that
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Navjoth Singh in Madagascar

Report by Navjoth Singh Recipient of the Everest Award The first day of the expedition consisted of travelling from Birmingham to the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, with a quick stop at Paris. We arrived at the hotel at about 2am the following day (8 July 2016). Our first day in Tana was quite a relaxed day, as we needed to recover and prepare for
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Michael Wilson in Iceland

Report by Michael Wilson Recipient of the Sir Vivian Fuchs Award It’s difficult to put into words the experience gained from the two weeks spent in the exotic land of Iceland; simply amazing is all I can conclude. It was such a rollercoaster of emotion, and being in Hornstrandir, one of the most remote areas in Iceland, combined with the fact that our team
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Maia Ward in Norway

Report by Maia Ward Recipient of the YET Stephenson Award Itinerary Day 1: Build up at school Day 2: Travel to Oslo Day 3: Mountain bike to Finse Day 4: Walking on glacier Day 5: Mountain bike to Flam Day 6: Sea kayak on Fjords Day 7: Sea kayak on Fjords Day 8: Sea kayak to Gudvagen Day 9: Walk up to Hardangervidda Plateau
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Ella Scott in Tanzania

Report by Ella Scott Recipient of the Sir Vivian Fuchs Award I have just arrived back after spending five weeks of my summer holiday in Tanzania on expedition with Raleigh International. I wanted to say a huge thank you to Youth Explorers Trust for their grant which helped me go on such an amazing experience. After a few days training in Morogoro Raleigh launched
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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 experience. Both of the expeditions taught me so much
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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 to provide a basis for a sustainable management plan
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