British Exploring is a personal development charity that organises challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments to develop the confidence, teamwork, leadership and the 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 Arabian Desert.
Applications are invited from young people from all over the world. The expeditions vary in cost depending on location and length. We encourage our Explorers to fundraise for their expedition contributions, we recognise fundraising as a fantastic opportunity for personal development and will offer you guidance, tips and ideas.
We strongly feel that lack of funds should not deter enthusiastic people from applying to join us on Expedition, and we are committed to offer fundraising and bursary support wherever we can.
British Exploring and DofE
British Exploring Society is an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This means British Exploring is licensed to facilitate the Residential and Expedition sections of the Gold Award.
British Exploring is a Registered Charity No. 802196