Since our first expedition in 1932, over 11,000
Members have participated on expeditions with us

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As a community, you are a diverse, global network that spans generations and each of you are champions of what it means to be a
British Exploring Society Member.

We love hearing from you about your journey following on from expedition. Stay in touch with us by ensuring your contact details are up to date and use our Member discount codes to help kit out your next adventure. If you have any photos, anecdotes or future plans you’d like to share with your fellow Members, send them in and they may feature in the next edition of our Members magazine, The Campfire.

Are you one of our newer Members? The challenges and personal development experienced when taking part in one of our programmes will continue to influence you long after you return home from expedition. To help you make the most of what you’ve learned, we’ve compiled some handy information on how to articulate the skills you gained on expedition to prospective employers, universities and schools.


Learn how to articulate your experiences and personal development during your expedition to prospective employers, universities and schools.

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The Campfire is your magazine, created with content from and celebrating you, our Members. It is a platform for you to share stories from your adventures – past, present and future – and stay up to date with what’s happening.

Click here to read Issue #1, Spring 2019.

Look out for the latest issue of The Campfire to learn what drives Member, Leader and nomadic mercenary biologist, Dr Fernando Mateos González; hear from our President, Member and the Mayor of the City of Bristol, Marvin Rees; enter our caption competition; and more.

If you’re not receiving The Campfire or would like to contribute your stories and experiences to it, please send an email to

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Remembering the lives of the Members and other significant
British Exploring Society contributors who have sadly passed away.