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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…
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Kayaking the continent

In April 2018, Kate Culverwell, 19 and Anna Blackwell, 24 will be setting out on a record breaking and world first tandem kayak expedition from England to the Black Sea. These two girls will take on a journey of 4,000km, 13 countries and 4 capital cities. The expedition will be raising money for Pancreatic Cancer…
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DES London to Land’s End

The Dorset Expeditionary Society biking team will be cycling from London to Land’s End in April 2018, totalling 424km over four days. Their aim is to raise money for the society’s programmes to help young people – financially or otherwise disadvantaged – take part in outdoor learning activities. For many children, activities to develop social skills and…
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YET Annual General Meeting 2017

The YET’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society at 12:00pm on Tuesday 17 October; all members are welcome to attend. Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR Download the agenda:  For any further details, please contact chairman Roger Miller.

Ted Grey receives Stephenson Lifetime Award

The recipient has given selflessly to continually uphold and promote the ideals of youth expeditioning since the 1960s and of the Young Explorers’ Trust from its inception in 1972. As a founding member of YET, he brought to it the wisdom of the Derbyshire Schools Exploring Society and his own long standing interest as a teacher…
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Roger Hemming receives 2017 Stephenson Award

Roger (left) receives the award from Peter Drake on behalf of the YET. The presentation took place at Barra Airport in the Outer Hebrides! This is the only airport on sand with a scheduled service in the world. It is also the only airport in the UK with three runways! The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to…
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Award Winners 2017

David Hollier Award Luke Fairchild of the Dorset Expeditionary Society is the recipient of the David Hollier Award. On previous expeditions he has shown strong leadership potential and this award is to help him develop skills in the Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon. This will involve canoeing, mountain biking and volcano exploration. Everest Awards The six recipients…
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Bradley Carter in Cambodia

Report by Bradley Carter In December 2016 I spent a month in Cambodia with HSX (Hampshire Scout Expeditions). There were 7 participants and 4 leaders going, which made for a good sized group. Our expedition started on the Friday the 9th where all the team gathered at the scout hut to do our leaving presentation…
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YET Forum: Youth Expeditions & Mental Health

The programme for the 20th YET Forum has been set for Thursday 16 March 2017: Standing Forum on Youth Expeditions YOUTH EXPEDITIONS & MENTAL HEALTH Provisional Programme Thursday 16 March 2017, 11:00–16:00 10:30 Coffee 11:00 Welcome and introduction 11:05–12.00 Keynote Address: Policy & Principles Mental Health issues of adolescents Tania John 12:30–13:30 Lunch 13:30–15:00 Learning from…
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Thomas Corlett in Mongolia

“The Journey” by Thomas Corlett Recipient of the David Hollier Award 2016 This was a month long expedition through Mongolia by West Lancashire County Explorer Scouts and Leaders. The aim of the expedition was to develop as a group of young people. This involved a large amount of training before the expedition to ensure that…
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