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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Joanne Hitchcock in Nepal

Report by Joanne Hitchcock, recipient of a YET Vivian Fuchs Award 30 March – 20 April 2015 As part of my Golf DofE award I was required to complete the residential part of the award. I saw the opportunity to go to Nepal with 360 Expeditions, for 3 weeks to trek to Everest Base Camp…
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Tony Arthur receives Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award

The YET Council has granted Tony Arthur a Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contribution to youth expeditions over many years.

Dave Hill awarded with 2015 Stephenson Award

Dave Hill (centre) receives the Stephenson Award from Jamie Balfour, Director of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (left) with Ted Grey Grants Secretary of the YET. The Alfred Stephenson Award is given annually to mark meritorious service to youth exploration. The 2015 Award goes to Dave Hill. Dave has had a 20 year contribution to…
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James Pedley in Peru

Report by James Pedley, recipient of an Everest Award Thank you very much for the contribution ‘The Young Explorer’s Trust’ made to my amazing world challenge expedition to Southern Peru. The expedition was fantastic. We arrived in Lima which was covered in relentless grey smog, after a total flight time from London of 19 hours…
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Jessica Brown in Morocco

Report by Jessica Brown This summer, I spent 12 days in Morocco for an expedition with members of my school. The trip was split into 3 parts; community work, trekking and rest. We started the expedition with our community phase. This included staying at a local school for 3 days whilst working at a nearby…
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