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British Exploring Society

Extent: Jersey
September 2002
Updated 27 February 2017

 

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Exploring - to travel to or in a place in order to discover what it is like or what is there

 

British Exploring Society

British Exploring is a personal 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.

The British Exploring Society was founded in 1932 by a member of Captain Scott’s final Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13.

Each year young people aged 16-25, from different countries, 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.

British Exploring is a small and personal organisation organising only a handful of expeditions each year. Opportunities exist on month-long summer expeditions for Explorers aged between 16 and 20 and those over 18 can also experience longer gap year expeditions to the Arctic and Desert.

Applications are invited from young people from all over the World, but most applications come from young British people. The trips vary in cost, the successful applicants are expected to raise the money through sponsorship, fund-raising and weekend working, British Exploring support the young people with their fundraising.

For more information please see the British Exploring website: www.britishexploring.org or you can call the office on, 0207 591 3141 or email them with any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

British Exploring Society,

1 Kensington Gore,

SW7 2AR

British Exploring is a Registered Charity No 802196