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Annabel Harris in Leh

The expedition adventure began with an interview over the phone and then the process of fundraising began. Lots of paperwork later, buying of kit and the final double check that I had packed everything. The the real adventure could begin. On arrival at Heathrow airport the team amassed before group kit was allocated and we…
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Abigail Milsom in Nepal

As a group of 9 young people and 2 leaders, we began our project by travelling to Kathmandu, Nepal, by plane, and spending a couple of days in the city to adjust to the culture, climate and new lifestyle. We visited the Monkey Temple to learn about the significance of religion in Nepalese culture and…
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Harry Cusick in South Africa

My son had an amazing time in South Africa, he went away a boy and came back a young man. It is hard to choose what he enjoyed the most. He made friends with everyone he met, from young schoolboys to Zulu warriors, leopards, lions, reptiles and parrots. He helped build fences, muck out animal…
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2018 Annual General Meeting

The YET’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society at 12:00pm on Tuesday 9 October; all members are welcome to attend. Royal Geographical Society1 Kensington GoreLondon SW7 2AR Download the agenda: For any further details, please contact chairman Roger Miller.

Doctor available for expeds and events

As a Clinical Fellow in Emergency and Expedition Medicine Alexandra Taylor is currently looking for any expeditions or events requiring support of a doctor between December and May of 2019. She will be 5 years post-qualification come 2019 with 18 months of Emergency Medicine experience. In addition, she is due to complete a Diploma in…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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