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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YET launches new expedition logbook

YET has just launched the new Expedition and Field Leader’s Logbook. It is available to be used by all young and old explorers to record their accumulated experience and leadership qualifications. It will be a very valuable tool when applying or being assessed for future leadership roles on expeditions as all the information can be…
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Cameron Mackay wins 2016 Stephenson Award

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2016 Stephenson Award for an outstanding contribution to youth exploration goes to Cameron Mackay – a student at Glasgow University.

Stephenson Award nominations now open!

The Stephenson Award is given annually to an individual who is a member of the Young Explorers’ Trust or an affiliated expedition group for outstanding service to youth expeditioning. The closing date for this year’s nomination is 1st March 2016. For further details visit Other Awards.

Katie Smyth in Borneo

Report by Katie Smyth From the 19th July to the 18th of August I took part in a community development trip to Borneo. The aim of this was to improve the living standards of some communities over there. Without the YET’s support I would not have been able to raise the money needed to go…
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Megan Campbell in Uganda

Report by Megan Campbell Recipient of a YET Award It’s hard to put into words what a trip to somewhere completely different and incredibly beautiful means to you. It was such a whirlwind of excitement and adventure, a contrast of heart break and utter joy. The fact that I was away from home and all…
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Catriona Collie in Iceland

Report by Catriona Collie Recipient of the David Hollier Award I would like to thank ‘The Young Explorer’s Trust’ for the generous contribution it made to help make my trip to Iceland in the summer of 2015 possibly. This funding, along with money my team and I raised through personal fundraising and other grants received,…
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