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Navjoth Singh in Madagascar

Report by Navjoth Singh Recipient of the Everest Award The first day of the expedition consisted of travelling from Birmingham to the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, with a quick stop at Paris. We arrived at the hotel at about 2am the following day (8 July 2016). Our first day in Tana was quite a relaxed…
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Michael Wilson in Iceland

Report by Michael Wilson Recipient of the Sir Vivian Fuchs Award It’s difficult to put into words the experience gained from the two weeks spent in the exotic land of Iceland; simply amazing is all I can conclude. It was such a rollercoaster of emotion, and being in Hornstrandir, one of the most remote areas…
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Maia Ward in Norway

Report by Maia Ward Recipient of the YET Stephenson Award Itinerary Day 1: Build up at school Day 2: Travel to Oslo Day 3: Mountain bike to Finse Day 4: Walking on glacier Day 5: Mountain bike to Flam Day 6: Sea kayak on Fjords Day 7: Sea kayak on Fjords Day 8: Sea kayak…
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Ella Scott in Tanzania

Report by Ella Scott Recipient of the Sir Vivian Fuchs Award I have just arrived back after spending five weeks of my summer holiday in Tanzania on expedition with Raleigh International. I wanted to say a huge thank you to Youth Explorers Trust for their grant which helped me go on such an amazing experience.…
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Katherine Mowatt in Scotland

Kayaking in the Scottish Highlands Report by Katherine Mowatt Recipient of the John Hunt Expedition Award It is impossible to fully explain the extreme satisfaction and achievement that accompanied the completion of my DofE Gold Award Expeditions. Over two, four days, expeditions I pushed my limits, expanded my horizons and increased my kayaking skills and…
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Ellie Saltmarsh in Peru

Report by Ellie Saltmarsh Recipient of the YET Everest Award I recently joined a scientific research expedition with the organisation Operation Wallacea. They collect scientific data inside the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, an area of flooded rainforest in Loreto, Peru. The purpose of these data, as well as being used to produce dissertations and articles, is…
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Calum Kitching in the Indian Himalayas

Report by Calum Kitching Recipient of the Sir Vivian Fuchs Award The Himalayas is somewhere which I’ve always thought looked amazing. It fits into everything which inspires me, travelling, mountains, climbing, geography and mountaineering. When I first heard about BES and their expeditions I was hooked. The Amazon, Namibia or Iceland weren’t really up my…
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YET Annual General Meeting

The YET’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society at 12:00pm on Tuesday 18 October; all members are welcome to attend. Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR Download the agenda: For any further details, please contact chairman Roger Miller.

Graham Derrick receives Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to announce that Graham Derrick has been awarded a Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and dedicated service to youth exploration. Graham is a founder member, and former Council Member, Vice- Chairman, Chairman and Trustee of YET who has given remarkable service over the whole lifetime of the…
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Award Winners 2016

Stephenson Award The two 2016 Stephenson Awards went to: Thomas Marceau, a student at Exeter University, a member of a peer group science & conservation expedition to Madagascar Maia Ward, from the Joseph Whittaker School, Nottinghamshire, who will trek, kayak and cycle in the mountains of Southern Norway as part of her Duke of Edinburgh’s…
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