Category: News

George Lowe – Obituary

George Lowe, the mountaineer, who has died aged 89, was both a key member and the last survivor of the 1953 British expedition that conquered Everest. In early 1974  a new HMI was appointed with the remit of Geography and Outdoor Education plus acting as General Inspector for North East Derbyshire. He decided to pay…
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Churchill Fellowship 2013

Chris Aitken a teacher of Computing Science and ICT at Wick High School in Caithness has been awarded a Churchill Travelling Fellowship for 2013. He is the leader of a youth expedition to Belize in the summer which has as its main aims a conservation project project in the Chiquibul forest and  community  work with…
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Clive Jermy – YET Chairman 1991 to 1996

YET notes with sadness the passing of one its past Chairmen, Clive Jermy. Clive Jermy is known internationally for his scientific work in association with ferns, sedges and conservation but few will realize the unstinted encouragement he gave to novice expeditioners as well as established scientists and explorers. Professionally Clive was Head of the Fern…
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AAIAC membership application process 2013

The AAIAC membership application process is now open. As discussed at our recent meeting I need your help to advertise the vacancies. We would like to advertise the opportunity to as diverse a field of candidates as possible. If you know any exceptional candidates please encourage them to apply. Attached is the ‘application pack’ and…
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Skills Active Initiative

Earlier this month an announcement was made by the Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock regarding the introduction of a potential ‘Traineeship’ model. These new Traineeships will aim to provide 16-24 year olds who are either not in education, or struggling to find work, with complete “flexible and tailor-made” work preparation sessions. The new model is currently…
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Disclosure & Barring

After launching the Disclosure and Barring Service on Saturday 1 December 2012, the Home Office has released a newsletter to provide updates on disclosure and barring issues. The latest newsletter from the Home Office provides updates on: the implementation of provisions within the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012; an overview of the roadshows held across England,…
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Vetting and Barring Scheme Review

Vetting and Barring Scheme and Criminal Records Regime Review – Recommendations Announced The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has unveiled a new scaled back employment vetting scheme and fundamental reform of criminal records checks. Announcing the findings of the parallel reviews of the Vetting and Barring Scheme and the criminal records regime on Friday 11…
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Lord Young Report on H&S

On 15th October 2010, Lord Young released a report to the Prime Minister, following a Whitehall-wide review of the operation of health and safety laws and the growth of the compensation culture. The report is 58 pages long, but several pages are of particular interest to our outdoors sector. The full report is available on…
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Satellite Phones in India

YET members may be interested to hear that the use of satellite phones in India is illegal unless a license is obtained from the Department of Telecommunications in India. This was brought about after intelligence revealed use of satellite phones by terrorist factions, and the Immigrations and Customs officials at all airports are on standby…
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