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Kayleigh Rees in Fiji

During my time in Fiji, I had to overcome many obstacles and challenges myself dealing with difficult situations. My first flight turned around because of a technical problem with the toilets, therefore I had to sleep in a hotel on my own, which was difficult to obtain due to being 17. After my bus didn’t…
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Ben Manley-Lixenberg in India

I spent 18 unforgettable days in India from the 22 July to the 8 August 2023 travelling to New Delhi, Leh, Tso Kar (in the Himalayas) and Agra with my explorers troop, the Hatters. We truly threw ourselves into India’s amazing culture, explored its stunning landscape and embraced an entirely new way of life. Much…
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Musa Ali in the Yukon

British Exploring Society Yukon Expedition 2023 As I lay in my bed recovering from surgery, unable to walk, I found solace in researching activities I could dive into once I regained my mobility. That’s when I stumbled upon the British Exploring Society, a beacon of excitement for adventurous young souls like me. Their mission to…
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Yoni Segal in Tanzania

I was thrilled to get the opportunity in June 2023 to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa and tallest freestanding mountain in the world, at 5785m. It was a one in a lifetime experience that I will remember forever, visiting Africa (which I had never been to before), travelling through five climate zones…
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Ellie and Iwan in Lesotho

The first 2023 expedition to receive YET support was by brother and sister Ellie and Iwan members of a community project in Lesotho. Both suffer from ASD, a form of autism, but hope that their report will encourage others to undertake adventurous expeditions. We would like to tell you about our adventure in Africa that…
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Award winners 2023

We are pleased to announce that the following young explorers have received YET Awards for their expeditions in 2023!

A photo of Ted Grey who has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the RGS

Ted Grey receives RGS Honorary Fellowship

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to share the news that Ted Grey has been recognised by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) with an Honorary Fellowship. The award was announced alongside several others, including two Royal Medals, which are among the highest honours of their kind in the world. The Founder’s Medal is awarded…
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YET award deadline extension

Young Explorers’ Trust Awards 2023 The closing date for applications from individuals and peer group expeditions has been extended to 31 March 2023. For full details of the grants available, visit Grant Awards.

Mike Cross OBE 1942-2022

Mike Cross — who has died aged 80 — was born in Hindhead, Surrey before the family moved to Leeds. This offered better opportunities for the challenge of a more outdoor life in the nearby moors and limestone of the Pennines. His parents gave him experiences in the outdoors which helped to develop that spirit…
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With great sadness we announce the passing of Mike Cross

It is with great sadness that the YET has to announce that Mike Cross, until recently the Chairman of the YET, has passed away peacefully after a short illness. Mike’s background was the RAF. He joined the YET Council in 2009 because of his active interest in the Air Cadets and expeditions. He became a…
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