Author: Gemma Wardle

Tia Luscombe in Borneo

It is now a few weeks after returning from my expedition to Borneo, and my god do I wish to be back in Asia. I never thought I would miss the sweaty, sticky air and the (NEVER less than) warm water… but here I am freezing in my bedroom in England. The trip was four…
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Alex Slaughter in Tanzania

Around 9.15am on Tuesday 10 September I stood at Uhuru Peak, the very highest point in Africa. It is also known as the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest free standing mountain in the world, some 5895 metres (19,341 feet) above mean sea level. I had spent a year planning for this moment and with…
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Annabelle Corlett in Ecuador

After 18 months of preparation which included working on the family farm both to raise funds and to increase my fitness, practising my Spanish and further fitness and team building work we set off on our journey across the Atlantic to arrive in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Being the second highest capital in the…
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Jess Wray in Peru

The experience I had on the British Exploring Society 2019 expedition to the Peruvian Amazon can’t effectively be put into words. I have seen wildlife of unspeakable beauty, been faced by challenges I didn’t expect and have made friends for life. The overall aims of the expedition were to observe, track and record the flora…
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Bethany Towell in Costa Rica

I have just returned from the adventure of a lifetime! Three weeks in Costa Rica, accompanied by representatives from the “World Challenge” organisation and a group of students from my school. And it did have its challenges, the first of which was signing up to the trip, having just broken both of my elbows in…
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photo of landscape in Romania

Cameron Hamil in Romania

Explorer Belt Romania 2019 This summer, I embarked on an expedition of a lifetime along with others from the Scottish Scout Association, in particular the South West Region. It was to be an experience where I would make lifelong friends, meet new people and strengthen bonds which I already had. An Overview The Explorer Belt…
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Oliver Wynne-Williams in Cambodia

I have seen some unbelievable sights from remote villages and markets in the middle of a lake, to Buddhist temples on top of hills! I’ve had the opportunity to learn so much about Cambodia, its people and its culture. Our first stop was Phnom Penh were we learnt about the dark past of the Khmer…
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Joe McDermott in the Balkans

The Kayak Drina expedition (13-22 July 2019) completed its aim of gaining a better understanding of some geographical and human factors around Balkan rivers. This expedition report to tells the story of the expedition, summarises our research findings and provides a planning framework for future kayaking expeditions to the region. Locational context The River Drina…
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Award Winners 2019

David Hollier Award The David Hollier Award has been given jointly to Ayrshire Scouts, Andrew Baird and Cameron Hamil, who are undertaking a Scout Explorer Belt Award expedition in Romania. They will travel around Romania for 10 days where they will complete the many challenges which have been set – both major, i.e. finding out…
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Anthony Stanbury in South Africa

It has now been a few weeks that I have been home following the amazing trip to South Africa, arranged between Ellen Tinkham School and Outposts Expeditions, that you so kindly donated some money to. We all had such a fantastic time and saw and learnt such a lot. We stayed in a lodge and…
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