Young Explorers' Trust

The UK's national association of youth exploration societies


An expedition evaluation system carried out by expert assessors who can offer valuable advice, ensuring expedition plans meet the British Standard, BS8848, and achieve YET Approval status.


Financial support for YET Approved expeditions and young people taking part in adventurous activities through Grant Aid.


Making representations, on the behalf of members, to government and other policy-making bodies to promote the value of youth expeditions.

Latest News

YET announces award winners for 2024!

The YET is very pleased to announce the well-deserved winners of grants and awards for expeditions this year. The awards are named after explorers who have achieved great feats in[…]

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New podcast from the Royal Geographical Society

If you’re planning or going on an expedition this year, we would like to draw your attention to The Adventure Podcast from the Royal Geographical Society. From the RGS announcement:[…]

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Caitlin Parks in Kyrgyzstan

This summer I spent 5 weeks hiking and exploring the At-Bashi mountain range in the south of Kyrgyzstan (located in Central Asia) with The British Exploring Society. On arrival we[…]

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We help enable safer overseas experiences for young expeditioners

The YET is a national charity dedicated to promoting safe and responsible expeditions for young people. It does this by providing advice and support to schools, youth organisations, commercial expedition providers and groups of friends who intend to run their own youth expeditions. As the national voice of youth expeditions the YET also offers a wide range of practical assistance to aspiring or experienced expedition leaders and commercial providers alike.

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