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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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Olivia Woodhouse in Madagascar

After a tiring journey we eventually arrived at Antananarivo airport the capital city of Madagascar.  Flying over I was amazed at the unique landscape with mountain ranges but then also areas of rainforest which had sadly clearly shrunk in size by deforestation which is a massive issue in Madagascar. Our first stay was in Ankarafantsika…
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Katie Houston in Iceland

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award – Greenland 2013 Expedition Aim: a photographic diary

William White in Iceland

YET Everest Award Winner 2013 – Youngest Crossing of Iceland “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Are we ready? After achieving other trips such as my 800km walk to Santiago de Compostella. I had planned and dreamt of this throughout the year, culminating in sponsorship from four companies and…
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2013 Annual General Meeting // 22 Oct 2013

Details of the YET’s Annual General Meeting planned for 22 October 2013 can be downloaded by clicking here. Details of the Strategic Direction can be downloaded by clicking here. Details of the Memorandum of Structure & Operation can be downloaded by clicking here.

19th YET Forum // 6 December 2013

Date: Friday 6th December. Venue: yet to be confirmed, but it is likely to be in the Birmingham / Midlands area. Topic: Physical disability on youth expeditions – planning, preparing and management in the field. Speakers: Suresh Paul (Equal Adventure), John Crosbie (Lake District Calvert Trust), James Hogan (Finland trip leader and Senior Practitioner for…
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Edward Lavander in Norway

Arctic Finnmark Expedition with the British Exploring Society THIS year I went on a 3 week expedition to Finnmark (Arctic Norway) with the British Exploring Society: a charity aimed at youth personal development in an expedition environment, whilst undertaking scientific research. Of the 3 week young explorers, there were 2 fires (teams) each of about…
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Stephenson Medal to recognise lifetime achievement

The Stephenson Medal has been awarded to Roger Miller by the Young Explorers’ Trust for Lifetime Achievement in Youth Exploration. Roger is the 5th recipient of this prestigious award. Roger first became an expeditioner when at the age of 16 he was a member of a Brathay Lake District Expedition. This he enjoyed so much…
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Stephenson Award 2013

The Stephenson Award is given annually to an individual who is a member of the Young Explorers’ Trust or an affiliated expedition group for outstanding service to youth expeditioning The 2013 Award goes to Maggie Brown. Her work with schools expeditions goes back to 1980’s when she was an assistant leader of expeditions to Norway…
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