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Ted Grey receives Stephenson Lifetime Award

The recipient has given selflessly to continually uphold and promote the ideals of youth expeditioning since the 1960s and of the Young Explorers’ Trust from its inception in 1972. As a founding member of YET, he brought to it the wisdom of the Derbyshire Schools Exploring Society and his own long standing interest as a teacher at a local Comprehensive School in promoting and leading
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Roger Hemming receives 2017 Stephenson Award

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2017 Stephenson Award for outstanding contribution to youth exploration goes to Roger Hemming of the Borders Exploration Group. Roger was the Founder of the Borders Exploration Group and a leader of several of their youth expeditions one of the first being to Lesotho in 1993. The Borders Exploration Group is a
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Award Winners 2017

David Hollier Award Luke Gregory of the Dorset Expeditionary Society is the recipient of the David Hollier Award. On previous expeditions he has shown strong leadership potential and this award is to help him develop skills in the Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon. This will involve canoeing, mountain biking and volcano exploration. Everest Awards The six recipients of Everest Awards are members of expeditions with conservation,
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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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YET Forum: Youth Expeditions & Mental Health

The programme for the 20th YET Forum has been set for Thursday 16 March 2017: Standing Forum on Youth Expeditions YOUTH EXPEDITIONS & MENTAL HEALTH Provisional Programme Thursday 16 March 2017, 11:00–16:00 10:30 Coffee 11:00 Welcome and introduction 11:05–12.00 Keynote Address: Policy & Principles Mental Health issues of adolescents Tania John 12:30–13:30 Lunch 13:30–15:00 Learning from actual incidents in the field Open discussion (Chatham House
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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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