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Young Explorers' Trust

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 the past or were leaders of youth expeditions. Read our guide to YET awards which explains what each one is about. Peer Group Awards Stephenson…
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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: Produced by The Adventure Podcast and hosted by filmmaker and photographer Matt Pycroft FRGS, each episode features thought-provoking conversations with experienced explorers and field researchers.…
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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 spent a few nights at basecamp adjusting to life at altitude sleeping in a tent, washing in rivers (or the odd mountain lake), eating dehydrated…
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Theo Marden-Leibowitz in Tanzania

In summer 2023 I spent 4 weeks with a group of 17 like-minded students and 3 adults from across the UK travelling across 4 different camps in northern Tanzania (near Kilimanjaro) helping different local communities, areas of wildlife and gaining a deeper understanding of the rich culture of this country. We worked on painting, building…
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Chloe Salter in India

Thank you so much for the grant money that was put towards this trip, it has been the best experience of my lifetime and I am so glad that because of you I had the opportunity to do it! We started the trip by flying to Delhi in India which was an okay 7 hour…
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Adrian Roca in India

During the summer of 2023, myself alongside the Hatters Explorer Scout Unit embarked upon a two and a half-week trip to the north of India to carry out numerous volunteering projects in some rural areas of the Himalayan region. During our trip, we engaged in many activities such as sightseeing at the Taj Mahal in…
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Hannah Glover in Madagascar

Introduction Hi, my name is Hannah, I am 17 years old, I live in Lancashire, and I am studying for my A Levels atcollege. I have been involved in Girlguiding since I was 5yrs old when I joined Rainbows before movingup into Brownies and then Guides. When I left Guides, I started to volunteer in…
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Freya Scobie in The Gambia

With the support of the YET awards, I took part in a 3-week expedition to The Gambia in Africa. This was organised by Hampshire scouts who have long running connections to Kaira Konko scouts, having done many expeditions to them in the past. Due to covid, this was the first expedition that had been able…
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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 on to the Canadian Yukon. The skills and experiences we gained will undoubtedly stay with us for the rest of our lives, and will support…
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