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George Lowe – Obituary

George Lowe, the mountaineer, who has died aged 89, was both a key member and the last survivor of the 1953 British expedition that conquered Everest. In early 1974  a new HMI was appointed with the remit of Geography and Outdoor Education plus acting as General Inspector for North East Derbyshire. He decided to pay…
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Churchill Fellowship 2013

Chris Aitken a teacher of Computing Science and ICT at Wick High School in Caithness has been awarded a Churchill Travelling Fellowship for 2013. He is the leader of a youth expedition to Belize in the summer which has as its main aims a conservation project project in the Chiquibul forest and  community  work with…
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Clive Jermy – YET Chairman 1991 to 1996

YET notes with sadness the passing of one its past Chairmen, Clive Jermy. Clive Jermy is known internationally for his scientific work in association with ferns, sedges and conservation but few will realize the unstinted encouragement he gave to novice expeditioners as well as established scientists and explorers. Professionally Clive was Head of the Fern…
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AAIAC membership application process 2013

The AAIAC membership application process is now open. As discussed at our recent meeting I need your help to advertise the vacancies. We would like to advertise the opportunity to as diverse a field of candidates as possible. If you know any exceptional candidates please encourage them to apply. Attached is the ‘application pack’ and…
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Skills Active Initiative

Earlier this month an announcement was made by the Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock regarding the introduction of a potential ‘Traineeship’ model. These new Traineeships will aim to provide 16-24 year olds who are either not in education, or struggling to find work, with complete “flexible and tailor-made” work preparation sessions. The new model is currently…
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Vanessa Noakes in Tanzania

Finally after a year of preparation and fundraising in July the trip had arrived and I was Tanzania- bound. I spent four weeks there moving round the country staying in different permanent camps and taking part in lots of different community projects. I helped build a mud hut for an African family, repair desks and…
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Richard Bailey in Norway

BSES Arctic Odyssey 2012 This summer instead of InterRailing around Europe or spending a week partying on a Mediterranean Island, I celebrated the end of exams and school by spending five weeks in Arctic Norway.  Towards the end of July myself and 70 other like-minded Young Explorers and Leaders travelled to the Øksfjordjøkelen ice field…
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Morgan Whitaker in Namibia

Expedition to Namibia On my expedition to Namibia, we traversed varied landscapes and saw much wildlife. The trip took us through deserts, mountains and savannah, and led us on a journey through personal development in ourselves. Our journey began in our base camp (set up by a few leaders who had travelled out a week…
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Emily Marmoy-Haynes in Madagascar

Expedition Report – Madagascar 2012 I wanted to write to you and thank you for your donation which greatly helped me to get to Madagascar. Here is my expedition report which hopefully gives you an insight into my trip. After our long flights to Madagascar via Nairobi we travelled to Andranosoa, the village where we…
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Damon Roberts in India

Moonlands 2012 – Led by John Hegarty Leading Edge Expeditions From the moment we all passed selection, a gruelling 2 night test of both out physical and mental stamina, we knew the trip was going to be the experience of a lifetime. Nearly a year later, we all met once again, this time at the…
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