UK Explorers Spring

Explore the wilderness in 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.

UK Explorers takes British Exploring Society’s unique approach, based around Adventure, Knowledge and Personal Development, to a slightly more accessible location.

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.

During your first day at base camp in Scotland, you will have a chance to agree as a group where you will be exploring. 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.

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.

  • No longer accepting applications
  • Age 14-17
  • Explorers to fundraise towards the charity Ben Saunders Challenge
  • 4th April - 15th April 2022 (+3/-3 days, dates TBC)
  • Scotland
  • Not Required for British passport holders
  • Recommended vaccinations for life in the UK

Absolutely amazing and a life-changing experience. I will never forget this.

Young Explorer 2019

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 our 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, 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 through adventure, science and media projects
  • Build your character, resilience, determination and teamworking ability while exploring amazing outdoor spaces

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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