Olivia Woodhouse in Madagascar

After a tiring journey we eventually arrived at Antananarivo airport the capital city of Madagascar.  Flying over I was amazed at the unique landscape with mountain ranges but then also areas of rainforest which had sadly clearly shrunk in size by deforestation which is a massive issue in Madagascar. Our first stay was in Ankarafantsika…
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Katie Houston in Iceland

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award – Greenland 2013 Expedition Aim: a photographic diary

William White in Iceland

YET Everest Award Winner 2013 – Youngest Crossing of Iceland “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Are we ready? After achieving other trips such as my 800km walk to Santiago de Compostella. I had planned and dreamt of this throughout the year, culminating in sponsorship from four companies and…
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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.

19th YET Forum // 6 December 2013

Date: Friday 6th December. Venue: yet to be confirmed, but it is likely to be in the Birmingham / Midlands area. Topic: Physical disability on youth expeditions – planning, preparing and management in the field. Speakers: Suresh Paul (Equal Adventure), John Crosbie (Lake District Calvert Trust), James Hogan (Finland trip leader and Senior Practitioner for…
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Edward Lavander in Norway

Arctic Finnmark Expedition with the British Exploring Society THIS year I went on a 3 week expedition to Finnmark (Arctic Norway) with the British Exploring Society: a charity aimed at youth personal development in an expedition environment, whilst undertaking scientific research. Of the 3 week young explorers, there were 2 fires (teams) each of about…
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Stephenson Medal to recognise lifetime achievement

The Stephenson Medal has been awarded to Roger Miller by the Young Explorers’ Trust for Lifetime Achievement in Youth Exploration. Roger is the 5th recipient of this prestigious award. Roger first became an expeditioner when at the age of 16 he was a member of a Brathay Lake District Expedition. This he enjoyed so much…
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Stephenson Award 2013

The Stephenson Award is given annually to an individual who is a member of the Young Explorers’ Trust or an affiliated expedition group for outstanding service to youth expeditioning The 2013 Award goes to Maggie Brown. Her work with schools expeditions goes back to 1980’s when she was an assistant leader of expeditions to Norway…
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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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