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Sign up for the Lakes Adventure 2018 is Open!!

Calling all Explorer and Network Scouts! Interested in a long weekend of climbing, ghyll scrambling (Abseiling waterfalls and jumping and sliding into pools of water) and hiking in the Lake District? ( Here’s a video of last year!)  Between Thursday 29th March -Monday 2nd April in the Easter Holidays Hampshire Scout Expeditions are running a trip to the Lake District. We will be staying at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre and will have an action-packed weekend full of activities. …Read More

New Years Eve

Today we woke up early to be out the hostel by 6:00 and had a quick shower before heading out to the tourist centre to get on the penguin tour. We were on the boat by 8:00 and headed out. We had a quick brief about how the tour was going to happen but halfway through we were interrupted by some of the crew members calling for everyone to look …Read More

Punta Arenas Cultural Exchange

We’ve had a busy few days since we last updated you so here we go. Christmas Eve started with a trip south of the city to Fuertre Bulnes. This was the first settlement in the area and we found it fascinating to see how the settlers survived the harsh conditions. Montserrat also led us on a walk around the area to several viewpoints where we could look out over the …Read More

Torres Del Paine Update

Hi everyone. It’s been a few days since our last update, so we thought we’d let you know what we’ve been up too! Friday 15th Dec Today the team had a later start than normal; with the aim to climb Cerro Paine – a hill immediately behind our campsite we an equally impressive look out towards the Towers. Given we were unlucky with our attempts to see the towards the …Read More

Torres Del Paine – we’re finally here!

Just a quick update today (limited WiFi on the in National Park!). Arrived in the Torres Del Paine National Park yesterday after a 6 coach ride from Punta Arenas (featuring a quick stop off en-route at Puerto Natales!). The views on the the way over were out of this world and the picture just don’t do them justice. We stopped off at loads of view points and could have easily …Read More

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 Museo National de Bellas Artes in downtown Santiago. The cool building was a welcome respite from …Read More

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 you manage to stay occupied for the whole 18 hours, and we look forward to hearing …Read More

Sign up for The Lakes Ad+Venture 2017 is open!!

Hello One and All! The time has come to sign up for The Lakes 2017!! Trip takes place from Thursday 13th April- Monday 17th April, aiming to leave Ferny Crofts @ 6pm We will be staying in indoor accommodation at Great Tower SAC and will have a packed weekend of walking, climbing and Ghyll Scrambling. If you are Explorer or Network age and a Hampshire Scout, you are more than …Read More

30 Spectacular Years of Adventure

” I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.” “I should think so- in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things! Make you later for dinner, I can’t think what anybody sees in them.” Unlike Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, who is dead set against any kind …Read More