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Since 1932, British Exploring Society has been taking young people to extraordinary destinations, both in terms of the places they visit and in their own lives.



As a charity, we work with partners to open up opportunities for young people to discover remote and challenging parts of the world – places like the Canadian Yukon and Iceland.


Is for all young people to be able to contribute confidently in the world. We want equal access to challenging learning and adventure in the wilderness as an unbeatable preparation for adult life.


Is to grow and celebrate a diverse, inclusive community of young people with the skills, resilience and determination to make lasting positive decisions in their own lives, and to deliver community benefit and positive environmental change.

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Explore with us and you will be challenged. You’ll have to dig deep but we know that you’ll find qualities within yourself that will surprise you.


"On my expedition, we had such an amazing and eye-opening experience. Every single person, especially me, learned something about ourselves and what we can achieve."

Young Explorer Grace, Dangoor Next Generation Iceland 2022

Our Impact in 2022

We believe that young people need the right skills, behaviours, and confidence to tackle contemporary challenges and opportunities. In assessing impact, we consider our success in supporting young people to acquire these skills, behaviours, and confidence through our programmes.


Young people took part in one or more activities with us


Of Young Explorers who joined an expedition have a total household income of less than £23,000 a year or they are a looked after child.


of Young Explorers identify as coming from ethnic minority backgrounds.


of Young Explorers declared they had a disability or long term health condition.

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