Category: News

Dave Hill awarded with 2015 Stephenson Award

Dave Hill (centre) receives the Stephenson Award from Jamie Balfour, Director of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (left) with Ted Grey Grants Secretary of the YET. The Alfred Stephenson Award is given annually to mark meritorious service to youth exploration. The 2015 Award goes to Dave Hill. Dave has had a 20 year contribution to…
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Award Winners 2015

Stephenson Award Two awards made using the individual & expedition branches. These went to Hannah Gillie, a member of the BES Expedition to the Indian Himalayas and Charlie Smith as leader of a peer group expedition aiming to cross Iceland in winter. David Hollier Award Catriona Collie is undertaking a 10 day Explorer Belt Scout…
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Stephenson Award applications

There was an error on the previous Stephenson Award nomination form available on this website. You may download an amended form here.

2014 Exped Reports

We have received some great reports from those young explorers to whom grants have been awarded this year. Get inspired reading about Adam’s Arabian adventure, Alec’s bat discoveries, Alistair’s Arctic exploits, Chaoui in the jungle of Central America, Clare’s Nepalese journey, Mike in the Himalayas, Rachel’s expedition to India, and Zak’s personal Everest.

Outdoor Recreation Survey

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and GO Outdoors are conducting a survey to find out how and why people participate in outdoor recreation, as well as the reasons behind why others don’t. The survey will take no longer than ten minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous. There is an opportunity to win one of a range of equipment prices…
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A Modern Day Pilgrimage

Whatley teenager William White has set off from Canterbury on a 3,107 mile pilgrimage to Jerusalem raising money for charity. While waiting for his A-level results, the 18-year-old will be cycling across 14 countries and two continents as he journeys from Europe into Asia and the Middle East on a modern pilgrimage. The youngster took…
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Richard Crabtree obituary

YET Chairman 1997-1998 Richard Crabtree, a very active explorer in his own right and a leader of many youth expeditions has passed away. Amongst other ventures in his earlier life Richard spent some time in the Antarctic with the British Antarctic Survey for which he received the Polar Medal. Subsequently he was a stalwart member…
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The YET Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award

A YET Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award has been given to John Hegarty of Dorset Expeditionary Society for his outstanding record in the development of youth expeditions over the last 30 years. John arrived in Dorset in the early 1980s to work at Budmouth College already with an impressive track record of challenging young people of…
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The Stephenson Award 2014

The Stephenson Award for 2014 goes to Lesley Sleight of the Queen Elizabeth II School in the Isle of Man. Lesley is probably the outstanding lady leader of independently organised expeditions over the last 25 years. Since 1990 when she was joint leader of the Wey Valley School kayak expedition to the Prince William Sound…
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2013 Annual General Meeting // 22 Oct 2013

Details of the YET’s Annual General Meeting planned for 22 October 2013 can be downloaded by clicking here. Details of the Strategic Direction can be downloaded by clicking here. Details of the Memorandum of Structure & Operation can be downloaded by clicking here.