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Friday Night Video

I have uploaded some of the best summit footage from the Scouts on Everest Expedition in 2007. HSX are hoping to continue in its history of taking on big adventures in 2018 with its first trip to Antarctica. Keep your eyes open for the full cut of the Peru 2010 video this time next week. Great winter conditions for all those practising winter skills in Scotland this year. Dave

Membership

It’s that time of the year again to renew your membership with HSX. At a cracking price of only £30 which includes county and national subscription as well as uniform and training support. Contact Alan or Dave to get the details of how to pay.. Merry Christmas to all….

In Khumjung

Quick update The team are all safely in Khumjung their home during the community project which they start tommorow. There is currently no power in any of the local villages due to upgrade works. I had a call from Chris the leader today to say the flight out to Lukla finally came on Saturday morning and the team have all done well during the trekking so far. If I hear …Read More

Nepal 2013, Our Training So Far…..

Sam Howe, from the Nepal 2013 team thought he’d take this opportunity to update everyone on our progress to date. So far we have 12 Explorer Scouts signed up to the expedition, coming together from all across Hampshire. We are well underway with our 18 month, pre-expedition training programme, having attended three weekends at the Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre. These weekends have helped us to develop as a team …Read More

Since the Inca Trail…

After the Inca trail we made our way to the nearby town of Aguas Calientes for a couple of days rest and relaxation before we returned to Cuzco. Our first afternoon was spent visiting the many local shops and markets to look for souvenirs ranging from chess sets to ponchos to the ever popular stripy trousers. The leaders explained to us that we would be given a certain amount of …Read More

The Inca Trail

The trail started for us in a place called Patapata which is 2 days before the start to the actual Inca Trail, we were to spend this time on another part of the old inca trails on what is now called the Chilca circuit. This section took us to our highest pass called Huyanyay at around 4800m on only the second day walking. The team all did extremely well and we were soon …Read More

Looking Forward

Hi All, Firstly we would like to thank you all for your support. We are all very grateful for all the kind comments to our post’s. This is a quick note to let you know that as we start the 6 day Inca Trail tomorrow morning there will be no updates for at least 7 days from today. The team are all excited and reassured we are in very good hands …Read More

Last days of the project…….

As we enter the final few days of our project at Azul Wazi, we are starting to run low on jobs. The work on the hut has more or less ended, since the only work still to be done is the welding of the window frames, which requires a skilled welder. Because of this on Monday we began work on the bridge, which crosses the drainage ditch outside the gates …Read More