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The YET's Bob Schroter collects the BSI Award on behalf of Penguin Watch

Penguin Watch receives BSI award!

It gives us great pleasure to share the news that one of the organisations we evaluate against BS8848 has won an award in a national BSI competition! Penguin Watch is an Oxford University-based, complex, demanding research programme into changing distribution patterns of penguins and species survival around the Southern Ocean. A network of approximately 100…
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YET AGM 2019

This year’s YET AGM is booked at the Royal Geographical Society on Tuesday 8 October at 12:00, to be followed by a meeting of Council at 14:00. Please take a moment to read the and, for a recap of last year’s meeting, here are the .

YET Forum 2019

This year’s Forum will take place on Monday 16 September from 10am to 4pm at the Lit & Phil Society in Newcastle upon Tyne. Agenda Key note address Managing critical incidents on expeditions  Planning and managing a youth expedition ​​Discussion groups ​Paperwork and planning adventurous trips ​Using BS8848 as part of your planning process ​How the YET can support…
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Travel and Expedition Risk Management Conference for Schools, Universities and Organisations

For those responsible for organising school trips, fieldwork or expeditions to remote areas overseas – do you know what your responsibilities are? Do you know what you don’t know? This new conference has attracted delegates and expert speakers from schools and organisations across Europe and North America who will share expertise and experience of the…
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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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Dick Phillips

Dick became an authority on all things Icelandic, though he never learned to speak the language I first met Dick in Iceland in 1964 when I was a leader on a Derbyshire Schools’ Expedition to Mérdalsjökull, a glacier in the south of the country.  A south Londoner who had been involved in the tour guide…
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Award Winners 2018

Alfred Stephenson Award Two Alfred Stephenson Awards were given out this year. Annabell Harris, with the British Exploring Society, developed her leadership and mountaineering skills in the Indian Himalayas. And to Flora Bagwell, who undertook trekking and scientific research in Pacaya Samiria National Park in the Peruvian Amazon. Derbyshire Joe McDermot – self organised 168km…
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Doctor available for expeds and events

As a Clinical Fellow in Emergency and Expedition Medicine Alexandra Taylor is currently looking for any expeditions or events requiring support of a doctor between December and May of 2019. She will be 5 years post-qualification come 2019 with 18 months of Emergency Medicine experience. In addition, she is due to complete a Diploma in…
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Reg Gilbert MBE

1923: A baby travelling in the sidecar of his father’s motorbike, wrapped tightly in a blanket and held in his mother’s arms. One day his father took a detour down a particularly bumpy track, causing the sidecar to separate from the motorbike. Only his mother’s quick thinking saved him from certain injury, and possibly worse, as…
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Would you like to help the YET raise funds for future young explorers?

The YET seeks a creative and enthusiastic individual to take on an exciting new role of fund raiser, to raise and source funds to enable YET to continue and expand its valued work in providing grants to young people undertaking expeditions. This role is a commission based role (rate negotiable). Currently the YET awards up…
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