At Rockcliffe Nature Reserve

Alec Christie in Scotland

YET Report Summer 2014 Wildlife Conservation Placements National Trust For Scotland – Threave Bat reserve On the 18th June 2014 I arrived in Edinburgh for my first volunteering experience of the summer with the National Trust for Scotland on a gloriously sunny day which I hoped would be a sign of things to come. After meeting…
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Adam Potter in Jordan

This 10 day desert expedition followed in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia from Wadi Rum to Muchawara in Jordan. It was a 7-8 hour flight by Jordanian Airlines from Heathrow to Amman which was another great experience as I have never been on an airliner before in my life. Once we arrived, we stayed…
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Outdoor Recreation Survey

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and GO Outdoors are conducting a survey to find out how and why people participate in outdoor recreation, as well as the reasons behind why others don’t. The survey will take no longer than ten minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous. There is an opportunity to win one of a range of equipment prices…
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A Modern Day Pilgrimage

Whatley teenager William White has set off from Canterbury on a 3,107 mile pilgrimage to Jerusalem raising money for charity. While waiting for his A-level results, the 18-year-old will be cycling across 14 countries and two continents as he journeys from Europe into Asia and the Middle East on a modern pilgrimage. The youngster took…
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Richard Crabtree obituary

YET Chairman 1997-1998 Richard Crabtree, a very active explorer in his own right and a leader of many youth expeditions has passed away. Amongst other ventures in his earlier life Richard spent some time in the Antarctic with the British Antarctic Survey for which he received the Polar Medal. Subsequently he was a stalwart member…
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2014 Annual General Meeting

The date of this year’s AGM has been announced as Tuesday 21st October 2014. Resources You can download the YET AGM Agenda 2014 as well as the 2013 AGM Minutes and 2013 Annual Report.

The YET Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award

A YET Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award has been given to John Hegarty of Dorset Expeditionary Society for his outstanding record in the development of youth expeditions over the last 30 years. John arrived in Dorset in the early 1980s to work at Budmouth College already with an impressive track record of challenging young people of…
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The Stephenson Award 2014

The Stephenson Award for 2014 goes to Lesley Sleight of the Queen Elizabeth II School in the Isle of Man. Lesley is probably the outstanding lady leader of independently organised expeditions over the last 25 years. Since 1990 when she was joint leader of the Wey Valley School kayak expedition to the Prince William Sound…
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Mike Hollingshead in Nepal

My Nepalese Adventure With much excitement and anticipation, I embark on a flight with my friend Lewis which will take us more than 7000km away from home, halfway across the world. Upon my arrival in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, I know immediately that I have entered a completely alien world from the one I have just…
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