UK Explorers

UK Explorers is a new expedition programme that takes British Exploring Society’s unique approach, based around Adventure, Knowledge and Personal Development, to a slightly more accessible location in the Highlands of Scotland. This will be our first ever expedition to take place in the UK and whilst it is a complete, self-contained expedition journey in itself, it may also act as a stepping stone onto our international expeditions.

UK Explorers is being planned and delivered in partnership with Venture Trust. Venture Trust provide challenging outdoor experiences for people from all backgrounds. Their programmes act as a catalyst for change and enable people to develop the strategies they need to succeed for the rest of their lives.

What's involved

There are many reasons to take part in the expedition:

• You will have the opportunity to explore the natural world, being mentored and supported by expert leaders, alongside expedition medics, scientists and adventure professionals.
• You will learn practical skills through adventure, science and media projects
• You will build your character, develop your confidence, resilience and teamwork in an amazing place.
• You will increase your competency, learn new skills for life and stand out amongst other applicants

Expedition breakdown

Spring dates: 4th April – 12th April 2020
Summer dates: 27th July – 8th August & 10th August – 22nd August 2020
Autumn dates: 24th October – 1st November 2020  
Location: Scottish Highlands
Age Range: Young people in Year 10 during April 2020. 
Eligibility: Open to young people at schools previously involved in our Expeditionary Year programme.
Expedition Cost: Through generous donor contribution, places on the expedition have been subsidised to £50 per Explorer. Explorers will need to provide their personal kit. Transport arrangements have yet to be confirmed, as such, explorers may need to be prepared to contribute to this.