Tag: expedition reports

Young Explorers' Trust

Jungle Camp

Chaoui Wang in Central America

Raleigh 14G This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer in Costa Rica and Nicaragua for Raleigh international, a sustainable development charity. During my seven weeks, I was placed on 2 different projects, both of which have taught me skills for life. Under the Day Leader system, I was able to work on my…
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At Rockcliffe Nature Reserve

Alec Christie in Scotland

YET Report Summer 2014 Wildlife Conservation Placements National Trust For Scotland – Threave Bat reserve On the 18th June 2014 I arrived in Edinburgh for my first volunteering experience of the summer with the National Trust for Scotland on a gloriously sunny day which I hoped would be a sign of things to come. After meeting…
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Adam Potter in Jordan

This 10 day desert expedition followed in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia from Wadi Rum to Muchawara in Jordan. It was a 7-8 hour flight by Jordanian Airlines from Heathrow to Amman which was another great experience as I have never been on an airliner before in my life. Once we arrived, we stayed…
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Mike Hollingshead in Nepal

My Nepalese Adventure With much excitement and anticipation, I embark on a flight with my friend Lewis which will take us more than 7000km away from home, halfway across the world. Upon my arrival in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, I know immediately that I have entered a completely alien world from the one I have just…
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Olivia Woodhouse in Madagascar

After a tiring journey we eventually arrived at Antananarivo airport the capital city of Madagascar.  Flying over I was amazed at the unique landscape with mountain ranges but then also areas of rainforest which had sadly clearly shrunk in size by deforestation which is a massive issue in Madagascar. Our first stay was in Ankarafantsika…
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Katie Houston in Iceland

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award – Greenland 2013 Expedition Aim: a photographic diary

William White in Iceland

YET Everest Award Winner 2013 – Youngest Crossing of Iceland “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Are we ready? After achieving other trips such as my 800km walk to Santiago de Compostella. I had planned and dreamt of this throughout the year, culminating in sponsorship from four companies and…
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Edward Lavander in Norway

Arctic Finnmark Expedition with the British Exploring Society THIS year I went on a 3 week expedition to Finnmark (Arctic Norway) with the British Exploring Society: a charity aimed at youth personal development in an expedition environment, whilst undertaking scientific research. Of the 3 week young explorers, there were 2 fires (teams) each of about…
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Vanessa Noakes in Tanzania

Finally after a year of preparation and fundraising in July the trip had arrived and I was Tanzania- bound. I spent four weeks there moving round the country staying in different permanent camps and taking part in lots of different community projects. I helped build a mud hut for an African family, repair desks and…
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