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Young Explorers' Trust

YET announces award winners for 2024!

The YET is very pleased to announce the well-deserved winners of grants and awards for expeditions this year. The awards are named after explorers who have achieved great feats in the past or were leaders of youth expeditions. Read our guide to YET awards which explains what each one is about. Peer Group Awards Stephenson…
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Award winners 2023

We are pleased to announce that the following young explorers have received YET Awards for their expeditions in 2023!

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Ted Grey receives RGS Honorary Fellowship

The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to share the news that Ted Grey has been recognised by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) with an Honorary Fellowship. The award was announced alongside several others, including two Royal Medals, which are among the highest honours of their kind in the world. The Founder’s Medal is awarded…
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Mike Cross OBE 1942-2022

Mike Cross — who has died aged 80 — was born in Hindhead, Surrey before the family moved to Leeds. This offered better opportunities for the challenge of a more outdoor life in the nearby moors and limestone of the Pennines. His parents gave him experiences in the outdoors which helped to develop that spirit…
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With great sadness we announce the passing of Mike Cross

It is with great sadness that the YET has to announce that Mike Cross, until recently the Chairman of the YET, has passed away peacefully after a short illness. Mike’s background was the RAF. He joined the YET Council in 2009 because of his active interest in the Air Cadets and expeditions. He became a…
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2022 Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award

The recipient of The Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022 is Sir Martin Holdgate. On Saturday 29 October, H Tanner — the YET Vice Chairman — presented the Award, by video link, to Sir Martin at the annual BES gathering of the Young Explorers “Next Steps” held at University of London Senate House. This year…
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Mountain Training launches new Camping Leader qualification

The Camping Leader qualification is designed for the many thousands of volunteers, teachers and support staff who are involved in supervising groups at campsites but are not involved in running their daytime activities and do not intend to pursue a walking qualification. It is ideal for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the…
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Tony Land 1938-2021

Tony Land, a founding member of the Young Explorers’ Trust, passed away just before Christmas.

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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David Williams receives 2021 Stephenson Award

David Williams has been given the Stephenson Award for 2021 in recognition of his role in supporting expeditions and exploration for many years. As a keen scout his first overseas expedition was to Kenya as a young member of the 1990 Yorkshire Scouts’ Kenya Expedition. This expedition gave him the opportunity to take part in…
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