Richard was born on 17 November 1937 in the Lancaster Royal Infirmary to Ruth née Ainsworth (a children’s author) and Frank Gilbert (a chemist). He died on 16 January 2018, aged 80, in York Hospital after a short final illness. He was educated, mostly, at St George’s School in Harpendon in Hertfordshire, one of the… Read more
The Health and Safety Executive is currently undertaking a review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). The YET encourages you to read the and submit your comments, under your own name, following the guidance given in the document. Please note that the closing date for the consultation is 9 March 2018.
In April 2018, Kate Culverwell, 19 and Anna Blackwell, 24 will be setting out on a record breaking and world first tandem kayak expedition from England to the Black Sea. These two girls will take on a journey of 4,000km, 13 countries and 4 capital cities. The expedition will be raising money for Pancreatic Cancer… Read more
The Dorset Expeditionary Society biking team will be cycling from London to Land’s End in April 2018, totalling 424km over four days. Their aim is to raise money for the society’s programmes to help young people – financially or otherwise disadvantaged – take part in outdoor learning activities. For many children, activities to develop social skills and… Read more
The YET’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society at 12:00pm on Tuesday 17 October; all members are welcome to attend. Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR Download the agenda: For any further details, please contact chairman Roger Miller.
The recipient has given selflessly to continually uphold and promote the ideals of youth expeditioning since the 1960s and of the Young Explorers’ Trust from its inception in 1972. As a founding member of YET, he brought to it the wisdom of the Derbyshire Schools Exploring Society and his own long standing interest as a teacher… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more