Tag: expedition reports

Young Explorers' Trust

Alistair Walker in Greenland

I took part in an expedition organised by Students on Ice, a Canadian environmental and youth charity. I joined over 80 students and 30 mentors and specialist leaders on the expedition vessel, the Sea Adventure, on a voyage to northern Labrador and southern Greenland during June and July. I have always had a fascination for…
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Zak Chrysostomou in Isle of Wight

Zak is disabled and his YET Award was given so that he could undertake his expedition to the Isle of Wight, his Everest. He has written the following as feedback for the YET: Camp helped me with my confidence for when i am in year 9 and it helped me face some of my feers.…
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Rachel Dumbrell in India

The expedition to India was absolutely inspiring, I experienced so many things that I never thought about before. Even from the first day just breathing 40 degree New Delhi air and experiencing the colourful and bustling traffic was eye opening. Another incredible memory was the flight from New Delhi to Leh, over the Himalayas. I can’t imagine a…
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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