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Young Explorers' Trust

2014 Annual General Meeting

The date of this year’s AGM has been announced as Tuesday 21st October 2014. Resources You can download the YET AGM Agenda 2014 as well as the 2013 AGM Minutes and 2013 Annual Report.

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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Mike Hollingshead in Nepal

My Nepalese Adventure With much excitement and anticipation, I embark on a flight with my friend Lewis which will take us more than 7000km away from home, halfway across the world. Upon my arrival in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, I know immediately that I have entered a completely alien world from the one I have just…
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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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