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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 .

Jess Wray in Peru

The experience I had on the British Exploring Society 2019 expedition to the Peruvian Amazon can’t effectively be put into words. I have seen wildlife of unspeakable beauty, been faced by challenges I didn’t expect and have made friends for life. The overall aims of the expedition were to observe, track and record the flora…
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Bethany Towell in Costa Rica

I have just returned from the adventure of a lifetime! Three weeks in Costa Rica, accompanied by representatives from the “World Challenge” organisation and a group of students from my school. And it did have its challenges, the first of which was signing up to the trip, having just broken both of my elbows in…
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Cameron Hamil in Romania

Explorer Belt Romania 2019 This summer, I embarked on an expedition of a lifetime along with others from the Scottish Scout Association, in particular the South West Region. It was to be an experience where I would make lifelong friends, meet new people and strengthen bonds which I already had. An Overview The Explorer Belt…
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Oliver Wynne-Williams in Cambodia

I have seen some unbelievable sights from remote villages and markets in the middle of a lake, to Buddhist temples on top of hills! I’ve had the opportunity to learn so much about Cambodia, its people and its culture. Our first stop was Phnom Penh were we learnt about the dark past of the Khmer…
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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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Joe McDermott in the Balkans

The Kayak Drina expedition (13-22 July 2019) completed its aim of gaining a better understanding of some geographical and human factors around Balkan rivers. This expedition report to tells the story of the expedition, summarises our research findings and provides a planning framework for future kayaking expeditions to the region. Locational context The River Drina…
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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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