Tag: expedition

Young Explorers' Trust

Gov advice on school trips and planning adventures abroad

This is the time of year when many working with young people begin to consider possible adventurous activities and prolonged ventures both in the UK and abroad. This has been virtually impossible in the last two years with the prevalence of Covid-19 but there appears to be a greater readiness to undertake such activities again…
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YET continues with UK Grants during Covid

The Young Explorers’ Trust continues to award grants during the Covid-19 pandemic The YET recognises the substantial pressures that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on young people. We also recognise the huge benefits that can be gained from taking part in expeditions. However, it is currently not possible for young people to currently take part…
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21st YET Forum

The 21st YET Forum took place virtually on Sunday 28 March. Watch again The event is free to view but we’d be grateful if you’d consider making a small donation to the YET via the Charities Aid Foundation (search for “Young Explorers’ Trust). Links A few resources were mentioned during the talk: YET Grant Awards…
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21st YET Forum will discuss post-Covid expeditions

The 21st YET Forum will take place online on Sunday 28 March 2021 at 2pm BST. The format will comprise: Live webinar with presentations by Nigel Vardy and Joe McDermott Q&A session with the speakers, moderated by Will Close-Ash The event is free to attend but we’d be grateful if you’d consider making a small…
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What is the future for the Gap Year?

Five ways the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the Gap Year experience Guest post by James Catterall James Catterall has over 20 years travel industry experience. His passion for travel began at an early age during a school trip to India and he has travelled extensively since then. He joined Gapforce in 2009 and has held…
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Shane Winser receives Stephenson Lifetime Award

Shane Winser has been given the Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her role in supporting expeditions and exploration since 1980 when the Royal Geographical Society and the Young Explorers’ Trust set up the Expedition Advisory Centre to act as a central information body and to advise any group or individual organizing an expedition…
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A photo of Sulitjelma in Norway

Arctic Norway – 50 years on

The present Covid-19 situation has been particularly difficult for the younger generation in so many ways and there is great disappointment for many youngsters who have planned to be members of an expedition abroad. 50 years ago an expedition from Shirebrook Comprehensive and Armthorpe School took 32 youngsters and 10 staff to Arctic Norway. During…
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Impact of Covid-19 on the expedition sector

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey on the impact of Covid-19 on the expedition sector. You can now read the YET report on the findings of the survey, kindly put together by Graham Derrick.

Bob Schroter receives Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Schroter has done so much for expeditioning, not only by participating and leading on several continents, but also by his enormous contribution over many years to getting others into the field and developing innovative field research. When Bob came to Imperial College (IC) he rowed and climbed. However, expeditioning is fortunate in that rowing…
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Alex Slaughter in Tanzania

Around 9.15am on Tuesday 10 September I stood at Uhuru Peak, the very highest point in Africa. It is also known as the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest free standing mountain in the world, some 5895 metres (19,341 feet) above mean sea level. I had spent a year planning for this moment and with…
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