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

Tomas and Toby Richardson in the Yukon

Our story To begin with we would like to thank those at the Young Explorers Trust for supporting us in our fundraising journey for the 3.5-week BES expedition we went[…]

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Kayleigh Rees in Fiji

During my time in Fiji, I had to overcome many obstacles and challenges myself dealing with difficult situations. My first flight turned around because of a technical problem with the[…]

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Ben Manley-Lixenberg in India

I spent 18 unforgettable days in India from the 22 July to the 8 August 2023 travelling to New Delhi, Leh, Tso Kar (in the Himalayas) and Agra with my[…]

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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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