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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 .

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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Anthony Stanbury in South Africa

It has now been a few weeks that I have been home following the amazing trip to South Africa, arranged between Ellen Tinkham School and Outposts Expeditions, that you so kindly donated some money to. We all had such a fantastic time and saw and learnt such a lot. We stayed in a lodge and…
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Marie Purrmann-Charles in Tanzania

Who I am and why I wanted to go Since I was eleven I have wanted to go to developing countries and help them gain access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Raleigh International run 5-, 7-, or 10-week expeditions to Nepal, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and Tanzania, with many different projects, but focusing on…
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Award Winners 2018

Alfred Stephenson Award Two Alfred Stephenson Awards were given out this year. Annabell Harris, with the British Exploring Society, developed her leadership and mountaineering skills in the Indian Himalayas. And to Flora Bagwell, who undertook trekking and scientific research in Pacaya Samiria National Park in the Peruvian Amazon. Derbyshire Joe McDermot – self organised 168km…
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