By bes.admin on 01 July 2019 15:17

By Honor Wilson-Fletcher, British Exploring Society CEO

I sat opposite a young woman working hard as we trundled slowly into Waterloo intrigued by what ‘Qflow’ might mean - the sticker on the back of her laptop. I was also reflecting on the increasing number of our Explorers and Leaders who are putting their wide-ranging skills to use in raising understanding and awareness of environmental issues.

By bes.admin on 20 June 2019 15:42

Welcome to British Exploring Society’s Summer 2019 expedition blog

You will find all the updates from our Summer expeditions as and when they are received. Please be aware that there will not be an update every single day.This blog will be the first place that any updates are shared, so make sure you check back in for news and save this page in your bookmarks. Please note that we receive varying levels of content from our expedition teams depending on the communication limitations of each location.

By bes.admin on 07 June 2019 15:16

Chief Leader John Vessey addresses his ‘Young Explorers’ 40 years on…

British Exploring Society Members from our Northern Norway 1979 expedition have been enthusiastically organising a reunion event in London and an expedition to Norway. The team are shortly departing to Tromsö and the Lyngen Alps for another adventure together.

By bes.admin on 31 May 2019 13:39

By Honor Wilson-Fletcher, British Exploring Society CEO

As the battle for the Seven Kingdoms crashes and roars towards its ending, Game of Thrones offers a compelling homily on the importance of overcoming difference. There’s much dark debate about which leader can best unite warring tribes and clans to overcome existential challenges. When the chips are down (or in this case, the northern wall) you have to know how to overcome difference and get along with people (or giants) who aren’t ‘like’ you if you are going to survive.

By bes.admin on 29 May 2019 13:53

By Holly Griffin, Young Explorer, Amazon 2011

I’m Holly and I was a Young Explorer on the Amazon 2011 expedition to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in Peru. I went on to study Environmental Geography at UCL and now I’m a marine conservationist. My work is in understanding the human side of conservation, and engaging people effectively with ocean issues. I’m interested in human behaviour, ethics and law in relation to ocean conservation.

By bes.admin on 01 May 2019 12:39

By Honor Wilson-Fletcher, British Exploring Society CEO

The modern Young Explorer doesn’t have a particular ‘look’ or background. They don’t go to a particular kind of school. They are ambitious, of course - and prepared to tackle the challenges of the outdoors and the wilderness in order to discover their own potential. Other than that - I’d be hard put to create a profile for you.

By bes.admin on 29 March 2019 15:43

By Lydia Mason, Les Morgan Leader of the Year winner

Leading expeditions has taken me all over the world; brought me face to face with toxic frogs, venomous snakes, and billions of mosquitoes; pushed me up glaciers, along unexplored trails, and down crocodile-infested rivers; forced me to confront fear, self-doubt, and pain. It has also introduced me to the best bunch of people I could hope to meet and opened up a new world of possibility in my life.

By bes.admin on 28 February 2019 15:29

By Honor Wilson-Fletcher, British Exploring Society CEO

Our Expeditions produce art and poetry along with masses of science data and film and our Explorers acquire loads of technical skills too. Learning opportunities in the wild aren’t ring-fenced by subject boundaries.

By bes.admin on 31 January 2019 11:23

By Honor Wilson-Fletcher, British Exploring Society CEO

If you can’t be sure what’s going to happen next, it’s best to be well prepared to embrace the unexpected. For young people to be ready for the future they now need to be better-than-average at handling risk, dealing with the unknown, and entrepreneurial to boot.

By bes.admin on 07 January 2019 16:29

On reflection, my ten years as a volunteer trustee and latterly Chair with British Exploring Society have been one of the most rewarding experiences of my working life.

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