Hartz Scottish Explorers

Explore the Scottish wilderness

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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.

UK Explorers is one of our newer expedition programmes, taking British Exploring Society’s unique approach, based around Adventure, Knowledge and Personal Development, to a slightly more accessible location. Start your journey to Scotland with us today and explore the landscape of the Scottish Highlands.

This is our first-ever programme to take place in the UK and whilst it is a complete, self-contained expedition journey in itself, it may also act as a stepping stone onto our international expeditions.

Led by experts, the expedition has been designed to take you out of your comfort zone in a challenging yet safe environment, with a real focus on the skills and personal development you will gain from the experience. The safety and support of our explorers is the cornerstone on which we build and develop an expedition from conception through to departure and return.

The vast majority of young people return from our expeditions with a wealth of new-found practical skills, new friends-for-life and a real sense of personal development – all of which can have tangible benefits for the future.

  • Closed for 2022 applications, enquire for 2023
  • Age 14-17
  • Participants to fundraise towards the charity
  • (1) 26th July - 7th August 2022 or (2) 9th August - 21st August 2022 Two expedition dates available
  • Scotland
  • Not Required for British passport holders
  • Recommended vaccinations for life in the UK

It has taught me that I am capable of anything as long as I am brave enough and put my mind to it.

Young Explorer

What's Included?

  • An adventurous expedition programme built on 90 years of experience
  • British Exploring Society Expedition Certificate
  • John Muir Explorer Award Certificate
  • Support with your Duke of Edinburgh Award (residential only)
  • Participation in Next Steps reunion and reflection event
  • 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
  • Enjoy a diverse programme of scientific study and research and take part in creative media projects to document your expedition.
  • Build your character, resilience, determination and teamworking ability while exploring amazing wilderness
  • The opportunity for DofE participants to complete the residential section of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • Work towards your John Muir Award (Explorer Level) for environmental awareness and conservation.

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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