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Kayaking the continent

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…
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DES London to Land’s End

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…
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YET Annual General Meeting 2017

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.

Ted Grey receives Stephenson Lifetime Award

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…
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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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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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YET Annual General Meeting

The YET’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society at 12:00pm on Tuesday 18 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.

Graham Derrick receives Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to announce that Graham Derrick has been awarded a Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and dedicated service to youth exploration. Graham is a founder member, and former Council Member, Vice- Chairman, Chairman and Trustee of YET who has given remarkable service over the whole lifetime of the…
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Award Winners 2016

Stephenson Award The two 2016 Stephenson Awards went to: Thomas Marceau, a student at Exeter University, a member of a peer group science & conservation expedition to Madagascar Maia Ward, from the Joseph Whittaker School, Nottinghamshire, who will trek, kayak and cycle in the mountains of Southern Norway as part of her Duke of Edinburgh’s…
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