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 she threw him into a hedge whilst she and
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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 to 25 grants annually to young people up to
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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 hundreds of detailed comments, which are now being analysed.
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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 country’s first co-educational boarding schools, and at Worcester College
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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.


YET Forum – April 2018

Mental Health and Youth Expeditions Saturday 21 April 2018, 09:30-15:30 Loretto School, Musselburgh (view map) The next YET Forum will take place on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Loretto School in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh in Scotland commencing at 09:30 and finishing about 15:30. It will take place on the Pinkie Campus on Linkfield Road in Musselburgh (EH21 7RE) where plenty of parking is readily
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Luke Gregory in the Andes

Report by Luke Gregory, recipient of the David Hollier Award I am very grateful for your kind support and would like to share my expedition experience with you. Let me first say, this expedition exceeded all my expectations. The expedition to the High Andes and the Amazon is by far the biggest challenge I have undertaken to date. Following on the heels of the
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Seppi Peace Lossl in Borneo

Report by Seppi Peace Lossl, recipient of a YET Award I took part in an expedition from the 18th of July to the 21st of August to Borneo. With 9 others from my school and 10 from other schools. One of the main aims of the trip for me was to be learn to thrive in a vastly different environment with different people and to
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Charlotte Bloomfield in Cambodia

Report by Charlotte Bloomfield, recipient of a YET Everest Award The beginning In 2015, there was a meeting at my school about an expedition to Cambodia, obviously there were a lot of people interested as it’s a place that not many people had heard of and was on the other side of the world! The cost of the trip was £4,000 and there was an
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