Pinnacle Wild Leadership Programme

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Are you ready to Find Your Fire?

A brand new programme focused on leadership and environmental stewardship.

More details for 2024 will be available soon – Check back in October.

  • Applications open in October
  • Age 18-25
  • Explorers to fundraise towards the charity
  • 4 Weeks, August 2024 (Dates TBC)
  • UK Training in April and May/June (Dates TBC)
  • Location announced soon
  • Visa not likely to be required for British Passport holders (TBC)
  • Some vaccinations may be needed (further details given nearer the time)

"I haven't regretted it for a second of my life."

Double Olympic rowing champion Alex Gregory MBE FBES

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.

What's Included?

  • An adventurous expedition programme built on 90 years of experience
  • An Induction Weekend and UK Training Expedition to prepare you for your overseas expedition
  • British Exploring Society Expedition Certificate
  • John Muir Explorer Award Certificate
  • Support with your Duke of Edinburgh Award (residential only)
  • Participation in the ‘Explorer Celebrations’ reunion and reflection event after expedition
  • 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.


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