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Belize 2011/12

Another 5 reasons to go on an expedition.

So, in an earlier blog post, we gave you 5 great reasons to go on an expedition, now whether it is with us (we hope it is) or any other Scout expedition, we truly hope that it will be a life changing experience. Here are another 5 great reasons to put on those hike boots and start walking. Getting away from the crowd; Many beautiful places in the world are also …Read More

Early Bird Catches the Worm!

“Way too keen in my opinion”! That’s how Joe felt about the few eager HSX members who decided to make the annual pilgrimage to the Lake District earlier this year, to embark on a wild camping micro-adventure. Normally we’d leave our homes on Thursday night, arriving at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre in the early hours of Friday morning, ready to hit the Lakeland Fells for the Easter Weekend. However …Read More

Don’t forget the basics!

“Don’t forget the basics!” reminded our ski instructor Ludo, as we peered tentatively over the edge of the steep icy black run Clocher de macle. Rewind the clock back four days and we were being rudely awoken by the piercing sound of our early morning alarm call. “Why on earth did we book onto the 05:30 flight!?” exclaimed Dave, “it’s not even 02:00 yet!” replied Chris as we began to …Read More

HSX Ad+Venture 2015

Another jam packed weekend of adventure in the Lakes! Over 40 participants descended on Great Tower Activity Centre for the annual HSX trip.  Day 1 (Good Friday) saw the hills shrowded in mist so a day of walking on Wetherlam, Old Man of Coniston and Kentmere Ring was enjoyed by three groups with lots of navigation skills being tested. The Antartica team spend the morning together discussing plans before mountain …Read More

Scotland Day 1… That certainly blew away the cobwebs!!!

As is tradition in February half-term, HSX head up to the Cairngorms, for a week of winter mountaineering! Having left Hampshire on Friday night, most of the group arrived at 7am Saturday morning after an epic drive up from the South Coast. Arriving at a more sensible 2am Chris, Dobbie and Joe got out onto the hill to assess the conditions on the nearby Corries, and got to the top …Read More

One and a half times the size of the USA: 10 surprising facts about Antarctica

How much do you know about Antarctica? The team has been busy doing their research about the continent they are going to spend 80 days on in 2018; here is our top 10: 10) The lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was -89.2oC (128.6oF), recorded at Vostok Research Station on 21st July 1983 9) The highest recorded temperature at the Amundsen-Scout South Pole Research station was -12.3oC (9.9oF) in 2011 …Read More

Belize Return – Successful Exped

After a great four weeks away, the HSX Belize Exped team returned today to gales, rain & thunder. We had slight power issues at the presentation this evening, but the team still delivered a great presentation. We already have there ‘montage’ uploaded…. You can view it here…

Scuba Diving

5 of us went Scuba Diving today. Besty and Aaron started their PADI Open Water qualification, I took my 3rd open water dive while Clare and Adrian, who are already qualified, went on an organised dive trip to the reef just off shore. In otgher news, Craig has sent details of the welcome presentation out. If you’ve not got the email, then the details are as follows… HSX Belize Homecoming …Read More

Merry Christmas from Belize

Hi all, Merry Christmas from all of us here. Paul and Zoe cooked up a wonderful meal for us all yesterday with a great combination of home comforts (yorkshires) and local dishes (fresh black beans direct from South Belize, just 4 days old). On Christmas Eve, we joined in with the local celebrations in the village. They hosted a party by the beach with a band and lots of food and drink. …Read More