Hartz Scottish Explorers

Explore the Highlands of Scotland

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Learn how to thrive in an amazing environment, immerse yourself in wilderness and learn to work together to face unknown challenges on our UK expedition.

Hartz Scottish Explorers is an 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.

Whilst it is a complete, self-contained expedition journey in itself, it may also act as a stepping stone onto our international expeditions.

During your first day at base camp, you will have a chance to agree as a group where you will be exploring during your time in the Scottish Highlands. Some of your objectives might include the summits of spectacular hills or exploring a secluded valley whilst other objectives will be set according to your science plan.

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Hartz Scottish Explorers 1 is now full. Please choose Hartz Scottish Explorers 2 when applying.


  • No longer accepting applications
  • Age 14-17
  • Explorers to fundraise towards the charity
  • 1: 26th July - 7th August (now full) or 2: 9th August - 21st August (+/- 3 days, TBC)
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Not Required for British passport holders
  • No vaccinations needed

It has taught me that I am capable of anything.

Young Explorer - 2018

What's Included?

  • British Exploring Society Expedition Certificate
  • John Muir Explorer Award Certificate
  • Support with your Duke of Edinburgh Award (residential only)
  • Participation in Next Steps
  • Lifetime membership of British Exploring Society
  • Support to continue your development journey after expedition

What's Involved?

  • You will have the opportunity to explore the natural world, being mentored and supported by expert leaders, alongside expedition medics, scientists and adventure professionals
  • Work towards a Fundraising Challenge to develop your confidence and gain invaluable skills to help you in adult life and employment
  • Learn practical skills through adventure, science and media projects
  • Build your character, develop your confidence, resilience and teamwork in an amazing place
  • Increase your competency, learn new skills for life and stand out amongst other applicants

Join us. You are about to change your life

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It doesn't matter where your starting point is; you'll return with more confidence in your own abilities; greater resilience, determination and courage - and a sense of self-belief that will stay with you for life.

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