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British Exploring Society expeditions are designed to be life-changing. We can take you to some of the most remote and challenging parts of the world; places where you’ll see and do things you never thought possible and find qualities within yourself that you never knew were there.

It doesn’t matter where your starting point is; you’ll return with a more confidence in your own abilities; greater resilience, determination and courage - and a sense of self-belief that will stay with you for life. Some of our expeditions are open to all young people, while others are run with partners to reach specific groups, such as the socially disadvantaged and disabled people. See below. 

Expeditions open to all young people

Indian Himalaya 2020 (16-25)

Experience high-altitude trekking among the peaks and valleys of the world’s highest mountain range; cross glaciers, spot rare wildlife and come back a true Explorer.

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Lake Baikal 2021 (21-25)

Our Pinnacle expedition takes you to Lake Baikal in Southern Siberia, where you will be living and working on the frozen lake with temperatures dropping as low as -20 degrees.

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Expeditions run with partners to reach specific groups

Scouts Amazon 2020

A chance for… Scout Network members to explore the Peruvian Amazon, take part in scientific fieldwork and document the adventure through creative media projects

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Experience a true adventure with a expedition to Dartmoor and an overseas expedition to Saimaa Lakes, Finland. To be eligible, you must be aged 16 – 21 and engaged in a regular service offered by Power2. 

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Dangoor Next Generation Iceland

A chance for… young people using a Catch-22 service to spend three weeks exploring the volcanoes, steaming geysers, hot springs, and bubbling mud pools of the Icelandic wilderness.

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UK Explorers

A chance for... Year 10 pupils from our partner schools to take part in our first ever UK based expedition in the Highlands of Scotland. This project is delivered in partnership with Venture Trust.

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Train to be a Leader with us

Trainee Leader programme

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to become an expedition leader with our Trainee Leader course, as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

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