Embarking on an expedition can be a scary or daunting prospect, but yet there is so much to gain from steeping a little outside your comfort zone, and gulping in the wild air.
Here’s 5 reasons to take the plunge;
To take you off the beaten track; expeditions quite frenquently take you places that you had never even imagined.They offer you the chance to sleep under the stars on rocky, icy or even mountainous terrain. There is a big world out there, why limit your experience and education to the ‘tiny corner’ you happened to be born in?
To stretch your comfort zone; You don’t need expedition experience to go on an expedition (in fact you probably only need a sense of humour),but, you might as well start somewhere, and afterwards, who knows what wild things might seem achievable.
For extraordinary expedition experiences; Challenging, inspiring and transforming, the expedition experience is a powerful force in shaping young people and empowering them to identify and realise their ambitions. Fears are conquered, friendships are strengthened, new relationships are built, unforgettable stories are written, character is revealed, potential is fulfilled and confidence soars!
True cultural immersion; Cultures that retain close ties to their ancestral roots often inhabit regions far from developed civilization; the remoteness helps preserve their traditions and activities.
A new point of view; Expeditions often bring a different point of view even in well-traveled areas. Imagine seeing a group of tourists hopping out of a van at a scenic mountain view point, while you’re actually hiking the trails that run beside and up it. Not only do you get that mountain-level perspective, but you also get to spend more time enjoying it.
To meet the other leaders, and to hear more about our Pre Expedition Training, Expedition Breakdown, Fundraising Opportunities and take part in some activities, then please come along and meet the team on Sunday 24th April, starting at 10am, in a scout hut in Winchester, (Email us for location details)
Contact us and get involved!
Email: (Patagonia@hsx.org.uk) or stay tuned to the blog for more details.
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