Ella Scott in Tanzania

Report by Ella Scott Recipient of the Sir Vivian Fuchs Award I have just arrived back after spending five weeks of my summer holiday in Tanzania on expedition with Raleigh International. I wanted to say a huge thank you to Youth Explorers Trust for their grant which helped me go on such an amazing experience.…
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Katherine Mowatt in Scotland

Kayaking in the Scottish Highlands Report by Katherine Mowatt Recipient of the John Hunt Expedition Award It is impossible to fully explain the extreme satisfaction and achievement that accompanied the completion of my DofE Gold Award Expeditions. Over two, four days, expeditions I pushed my limits, expanded my horizons and increased my kayaking skills and…
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Ellie Saltmarsh in Peru

Report by Ellie Saltmarsh Recipient of the YET Everest Award I recently joined a scientific research expedition with the organisation Operation Wallacea. They collect scientific data inside the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, an area of flooded rainforest in Loreto, Peru. The purpose of these data, as well as being used to produce dissertations and articles, is…
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Calum Kitching in the Indian Himalayas

Report by Calum Kitching Recipient of the Sir Vivian Fuchs Award The Himalayas is somewhere which I’ve always thought looked amazing. It fits into everything which inspires me, travelling, mountains, climbing, geography and mountaineering. When I first heard about BES and their expeditions I was hooked. The Amazon, Namibia or Iceland weren’t really up my…
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YET Annual General Meeting

The YET’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society at 12:00pm on Tuesday 18 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.

Graham Derrick receives Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to announce that Graham Derrick has been awarded a Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and dedicated service to youth exploration. Graham is a founder member, and former Council Member, Vice- Chairman, Chairman and Trustee of YET who has given remarkable service over the whole lifetime of the…
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Award Winners 2016

Stephenson Award The two 2016 Stephenson Awards went to: Thomas Marceau, a student at Exeter University, a member of a peer group science & conservation expedition to Madagascar Maia Ward, from the Joseph Whittaker School, Nottinghamshire, who will trek, kayak and cycle in the mountains of Southern Norway as part of her Duke of Edinburgh’s…
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YET launches new expedition logbook

YET has just launched the new Expedition and Field Leader’s Logbook. It is available to be used by all young and old explorers to record their accumulated experience and leadership qualifications. It will be a very valuable tool when applying or being assessed for future leadership roles on expeditions as all the information can be…
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Cameron Mackay wins 2016 Stephenson Award

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2016 Stephenson Award for an outstanding contribution to youth exploration goes to Cameron Mackay – a student at Glasgow University.

Stephenson Award nominations now open!

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 closing date for this year’s nomination is 1st March 2016. For further details visit Other Awards.