Joe McDermott around Mont Blanc

Over June and July 2018 the three-man team completed the 168km trek around Western Europe’s highest peak, achieving their key objectives: Mountaineering – Advancing existing skills to meet the demands of an alpine environment Scientific – Successfully carrying out research into expedition cohesion, leadership and fitness to produce findings useful for planning and managing future…
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James Dryden in Lesotho and South Africa

During the first two days of the expedition there were many activities, including visiting Rorke’s Drift, which was very interesting, as well as archery and an assault course. Our first project was at the Gwahumbe game reserve, where as well as seeing wildlife we also helped the park rangers by chopping down invasive plant species…
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Billy Stockwell in Peru

From May – August 2018 I was based at the Manu Learning Centre in Southeastern Peru, which is located in the buffer zone of Manu National Park. This region (Madre de Dios) is a hugely unique environment, known to be one of the most biodiverse places in the world. However, for me it acts as…
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Flora Bagnall in Peru

Along with The British Exploring Society and about 50 other young explorers with a huge diversity of backgrounds and experiences I travelled to the Peruvian district of Loreto where I spent five weeks exploring the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, located between two major Amazonian tributaries, The Ucayali and The Maranon. It took many days to…
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Annabel Harris in Leh

The expedition adventure began with an interview over the phone and then the process of fundraising began. Lots of paperwork later, buying of kit and the final double check that I had packed everything. The the real adventure could begin. On arrival at Heathrow airport the team amassed before group kit was allocated and we…
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Abigail Milsom in Nepal

As a group of 9 young people and 2 leaders, we began our project by travelling to Kathmandu, Nepal, by plane, and spending a couple of days in the city to adjust to the culture, climate and new lifestyle. We visited the Monkey Temple to learn about the significance of religion in Nepalese culture and…
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Harry Cusick in South Africa

My son had an amazing time in South Africa, he went away a boy and came back a young man. It is hard to choose what he enjoyed the most. He made friends with everyone he met, from young schoolboys to Zulu warriors, leopards, lions, reptiles and parrots. He helped build fences, muck out animal…
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photo of the Royal Geographical Society

2018 Annual General Meeting

The YET’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society at 12:00pm on Tuesday 9 October; all members are welcome to attend. Royal Geographical Society1 Kensington GoreLondon SW7 2AR Download the agenda: For any further details, please contact chairman Roger Miller.

Doctor available for expeds and events

As a Clinical Fellow in Emergency and Expedition Medicine Alexandra Taylor is currently looking for any expeditions or events requiring support of a doctor between December and May of 2019. She will be 5 years post-qualification come 2019 with 18 months of Emergency Medicine experience. In addition, she is due to complete a Diploma in…
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Reg Gilbert MBE

1923: A baby travelling in the sidecar of his father’s motorbike, wrapped tightly in a blanket and held in his mother’s arms. One day his father took a detour down a particularly bumpy track, causing the sidecar to separate from the motorbike. Only his mother’s quick thinking saved him from certain injury, and possibly worse, as…
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