Join an expedition

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 aged 16-25

Canadian Yukon

Trek and/or paddle your way through the unspoilt wilderness of Canada’s Yukon; explore lakes and mountains and camp beneath the stars with new friends-for-life.

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Indian Himalaya

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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Peruvian Amazon

Explore the valleys, jungle mountains and cloud forest of the Peruvian Amazon; get up close and personal with remarkable bio-diversity and discover your own hidden depths.

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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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Scouts Yukon 2020

A chance for… Scout Network members to trek and paddle through the unspoilt wilderness of the Canadian Yukon and take part in exciting scientific and media projects

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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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Dangoor Infinity Programme

A chance for… disabled and non-disabled young people to travel across the North Atlantic on a tall ship and take part in a challenging adventure on land. This is a project run in partnership with Jubilee Sailing Trust.

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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 on our Trainee Leader programme (aged 18 and over)

Trainee Leader programme

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to become an expedition leader with our Trainee Leader course. Gain a nationally recognised qualification and be part of our leadership team.

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