By bes.admin on 19 February 2018 14:45

The biggest difference I have noticed in Mae since returning from the Iceland Expedition is her increased maturity. She demonstrates not only greater self-awareness but greater awareness of others. She is less self-conscious and more assertive when doing presentations and generally displays optimism alongside realistic self-confidence.

By bes.admin on 07 February 2018 15:40

I started my British Exploring Journey eager and wide eyed in 2013, jumping at the chance to get on my first overseas expedition by packing my bags off to Oman for over a month. Somewhere between chasing anything that would fit in a butterfly net and trying to not get sunburned I realised that this was something I should be doing more of with my life.

By bes.admin on 31 January 2018 15:07

By Matt Hodgson, Head of Expedition Recruitment & Partnerships

We work with school groups, Academy Trusts, educational organisations and a supporting partner to create a funding package to kick-start ‘ambassador’ participation in our programmes. Ideally, this is the beginning of a longer partnership, allowing more young people to join our programmes for the future years, rather than a one-off exercise.

By bes.admin on 23 January 2018 15:20

Young people need a happy (and I use the word intentionally) combination of knowledge and skills, recognising and building on abilities in every area possible. We need young people to understand the importance and experience the immense satisfaction of applying knowledge to real effect as part of their education. Tackling real problems together is one of the best learning experiences ever. Anyone who earns their living in a rewarding environment can vouch for this.

By bes.admin on 22 January 2018 13:56

It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what your background is you should embrace the opportunity, throw yourself into an expedition whole heartedly because your life will be different afterwards. You will never forget the times you spend on an expedition, no matter what you go on to do you will remain proud of your achievements as part of that team.

By bes.admin on 15 January 2018 15:38

As we left the jungle, I realised what an experience I had just had. The bus journey was the first time in 3 weeks where I had been able to completely stop and reflect on my experience. I definitely came out of the jungle a different person. I am certainly more willing to try new things and feel more confident in myself as a person.

By bes.admin on 04 January 2018 14:18

Explorer Edward Morgan shares his Canadian Yukon expedition experience, while reflecting on how Roald Dahl’s 1934 expedition to Newfoundland with British Exploring Society could have influenced his work.

By bes.admin on 14 December 2017 11:01

Issues around alienation, mistrust, separation and independence dominate the news. Whatever our individual point of view, what is most important is the shape of the future – and that means the positive engagement of the young people who will be part of that future.

By bes.admin on 05 December 2017 13:47

Tori James, the first Welsh woman to climb Everest and British Exploring Patron, tells us why…

As a teenager I was always drawn to television programmes about adventure and exploration. They typically focussed on journeys that were human-powered and which inevitably met various setbacks due to weather conditions, kit issues and team dynamics. They made good viewing but more importantly they inspired me to pursue my own adventures leading to some of the most rewarding and empowering experiences of my life.

By bes.admin on 01 December 2017 15:44

As a parent I have seen the huge benefits that participation in a challenging international expedition can bring. I saw my daughter develop from a shy 17 year old to a mature adult in just a few weeks. Since returning from the Amazon her self-confidence has improved significantly and she now believes that she has the ability to achieve anything in life.

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