We work with relatively small groups of young people to deliver transformational youth development in the wilderness. We are supported by well-trained, high calibre volunteer Leaders from a range of professions (including the medical, engineering, armed forces, scientific, media, academic and adventure leadership sectors).
We create unique expeditions to challenge and transform the expectations and future lives of the young people we work with. By their participation in challenging expeditions to remote, wilderness environments we inspire young people from all backgrounds to develop their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure. Our work is transformational for everyone who participates (leaders as well as explorers) and we believe that society benefits considerably, over many years, from the impact of what we do. To find out more about our approach visit our strategy page.
'British Exploring Society is a unique and precious national resource. In combining scientific research in extreme environments, through the vehicle of an expertly organised expedition, it offers unrivalled personal development opportunities for young people.' Pen Hadow, British Exploring Patron and the first man to walk solo and unsupported to the North Geographic Pole.