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Expedition so far

After a refreshing nights sleep and a hearty Chilean breakfast the team were ready to hit the town. As we stepped out onto the streets, we were hit by a wall of bliss heat. The 30°C heat was a welcome change from dreary cold of England. The first stop of the day was el

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And so it begins

After the best part of 24 hours of traveling the Patagonia team made its way to Santiago. The trip out couldn ‘t have gone smoother, with a short layover in São Paulo providing a much needed chance to stretch their legs.

Meeting our taxi driver at arrivals, we soon had our duffle bags precariously balanced on the roof of the minivan, and headed into the city, passing a few well known sights on the way in.

Upon arriving at the hotel, the team quickly changed out of their uniform, donning flip flops, shorts and cameras, before heading out to explore the gardens of Cerro Santa Lucia. The park is criss crossed with footpath which seem to lead to nowhere and stair cases which just stop. Persevering the team made it to the top of the hill, team be greeted with their first proper views of the Andes!

We popped out for an early (by Chilean standards) dinner and are just about ready to hit the sack. Busy day planned tomorrow exploring the City!

P.S. we tried to upload more pictures for you, but the app didn’ t seem to like it. Will try again in a couple of

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Next Stop (in 18 hours…)- Patagonia!!

After a great farewell presentation yesterday, wishing their parents and loved ones Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a Happy Birthday somewhere thrown in the mix, the Patagonia team made their way to the airport today, to set off on their 4 week expedition. Everyone in HSX wishes you a safe flight, we hoped

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HSX revolves around taking teams of young leaders, Network and Explorer Scouts to the far corners of the world on rewarding and memorable adventures.


Weekends away in the hills focus on building core technical skills so all members to enjoy the countryside while keeping them selves and others safe. Training is based around both Scout awards and national governing body awards.


From hillwalking to climbing, abseiling to mountain biking - if it's outdoors and fun we'll probably give it a go.


As well as technical outdoor skills, we find that expedition members tend to grow personal skills when faced with the challenges that come their way when stepping out of their comfort zone.