Author: Ted Grey

Young Explorers' Trust

Cameron Macdonald in Java

Report by Cameron Macdonald, recipient of a YET Everest Award Two years of planning, fundraising and preparation, an itinerary teeming with activity and adventure, and we were off on the trip of a lifetime. First up was Bali, a cultural hub of Hinduism and Buddhism, with an oxymoronic feeling of hectic tranquillity. After overcoming the inevitable…
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Freya Hawken in China

Report by Freya Hawken, recipient of a YET Award Firstly I would like to express my gratitude to the Young Explorers’ Trust for making this trip possible, as it was a trip that forced me to overcome any anxieties I may have had about travelling by myself and made me a more confident person. I started…
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Annie Chichester-Constable in Greenland

Report by Annie Chichester-Constable, recipient of a YET Vivian Fuchs Award Throughout this report I am sharing my experience, stories and photographs from my 3-week expedition to East Greenland over the month of July. Over the course of the trip I spent my time getting to know some incredible new people, experience beautiful scenery and explore…
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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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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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Georgina May in Ecuador

Report by Georgina May Recipient of the YET Everest Award In the summer of this year I embarked on a month-long expedition to Ecuador, South America with Camps International. The aim of this venture was to explore different places and also help local communities by participating in sustainable development projects. As well as being extremely…
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