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Shane Winser receives Stephenson Lifetime Award

Shane Winser has been given the Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her role in supporting expeditions and exploration since 1980 when the Royal Geographical Society and the Young Explorers’ Trust set up the Expedition Advisory Centre to act as a central information body and to advise any group or individual organizing an expedition…
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YET AGM 2020

This year’s YET Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday 6 October at noon. The Trust invites members to register by e-mailing Roger Miller, Company Secretary and a Zoom link will be provided in return. Please take a moment to read the , as well as the and .

A photo of Sulitjelma in Norway

Arctic Norway – 50 years on

The present Covid-19 situation has been particularly difficult for the younger generation in so many ways and there is great disappointment for many youngsters who have planned to be members of an expedition abroad. 50 years ago an expedition from Shirebrook Comprehensive and Armthorpe School took 32 youngsters and 10 staff to Arctic Norway. During…
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Impact of Covid-19 on the expedition sector

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey on the impact of Covid-19 on the expedition sector. You can now read the YET report on the findings of the survey, kindly put together by Graham Derrick.

Luke Fairchild receives 2020 Stephenson Award

There are two types of Stephenson Award, the annual one and a lifetime achievement award. The YET is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2020 Stephenson Award is Luke Fairchild! Luke was the first person to earn YET expedition grants in successive years, before becoming a YET Fellow and the Council’s Young Peoples’ Representative…
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Bob Schroter receives Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Schroter has done so much for expeditioning, not only by participating and leading on several continents, but also by his enormous contribution over many years to getting others into the field and developing innovative field research. When Bob came to Imperial College (IC) he rowed and climbed. However, expeditioning is fortunate in that rowing…
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COVID Survey Submission Approaching

YET is looking to obtain information from youth expedition providers about the struggle they are facing due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The closing date for survey submissions is fast approaching; please take a few moments to complete the survey before Friday 19 June so that we’re able to collate as many views as…
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COVID-19 Impact Survey

YET is looking through this survey to obtain evidence supporting the struggle youth expedition providers are facing due to the impact of COVID-19 YET is very aware that the majority of UK providers of overseas ventures for young people have been devastated by the international impact of COVID-19. Most will have had little or no…
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green trees under white sky during daytime

Tia Luscombe in Borneo

It is now a few weeks after returning from my expedition to Borneo, and my god do I wish to be back in Asia. I never thought I would miss the sweaty, sticky air and the (NEVER less than) warm water… but here I am freezing in my bedroom in England. The trip was four…
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Penguin Watch receives BSI award!

It gives us great pleasure to share the news that one of the organisations we evaluate against BS8848 has won an award in a national BSI competition! Penguin Watch is an Oxford University-based, complex, demanding research programme into changing distribution patterns of penguins and species survival around the Southern Ocean. A network of approximately 100…
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