News

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

Luke Fairchild in the Andes

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 2016…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

Cameron Macdonald in Java

Report by Cameron Macdonald, recipient of a YET Everest Award Two years of planning, fundraising and preparation, an itinerary teeming with activity and adventure, and we were off on the trip of a lifetime. First up was Bali, a cultural hub of Hinduism and Buddhism, with an oxymoronic feeling of hectic tranquillity. After overcoming the inevitable…
Read more

Freya Hawken in China

Report by Freya Hawken, recipient of a YET Award Firstly I would like to express my gratitude to the Young Explorers’ Trust for making this trip possible, as it was a trip that forced me to overcome any anxieties I may have had about travelling by myself and made me a more confident person. I started…
Read more

Annie Chichester-Constable in Greenland

Report by Annie Chichester-Constable, recipient of a YET Vivian Fuchs Award Throughout this report I am sharing my experience, stories and photographs from my 3-week expedition to East Greenland over the month of July. Over the course of the trip I spent my time getting to know some incredible new people, experience beautiful scenery and explore…
Read more

Tom Seager in the Yukon

Report by Tom Seager, recipient of a YET Everest Award I signed up for the British Exploring Society’s expedition to canoe in the Yukon way back in May 2016; after months of preparation, including medical forms, buying and testing kit, and a training weekend over the Easter Holidays in 2017, 24 July finally arrived, and…
Read more