British Exploring

British Exploring

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British Exploring is a youth development charity that organises challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments to develop the confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration of its Explorers.

British Exploring was founded in 1932 by G. Murray Levick, a member of Captain Scott’s final Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13.

Each year young people aged 16-30, from different schools, universities and many other walks of life, join together to take part in valuable adventure and environmental research projects in challenging areas of the world from the heights of the Himalayas to the heat of the Arabian desert, and from the valleys and glaciers of the Arctic to the lakes and rivers of the Amazon.

These expeditions are designed to teach the young people about the host environment, culture and wildlife whilst delivering worthwhile and necessary results for local and UK academic and charitable bodies. Led by experts drawn from a host of professions such as universities, teaching and the armed forces, all the expeditions aim to help in the development of young people through the challenge of living and working in remote and testing areas of the world.

Opportunities exist on three-week and five-week summer expeditions for Explorers aged between 16 and 25.

Those 18-30 can gain leadership experience through our Trainee Leader programme.

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