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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

Patagonia Trekking Time-lapse

    Ever wondered what Torres del Paine looked like? In 2017 our expedition will take us to Torres Del Paine National Park, where we will undertake our trekking phase. Have a look at this short time-lapse video taken from across the National Park to find out lots of the places the Patagonia team will be visiting. I’m sure you’ll agree that the locations are quite stunning! Inspired by what you’ve seen? …Read More

Award Winners!

HSX has been recognised by the Hampshire Scout Youth Council for inspiring the next generation of Explorer Scouts! At a glittering award ceremony at Lyons Copse on Saturday 3rd October, the team was presented with the Youth Shaped Spotlight Award for enabling young people to take part in international expeditions, honing their skills development and just being generally awesome! Clare Symonds, Dave Holmes-Evans and Rosemary Harrison from the Cambodia Team also gave a first-hand account …Read More

Christmas Weekend 2014

As is tradition for HSX, December saw the group once again converge on Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre for our annual Christmas celebrations. Saturday morning saw participants divide into 6 teams for the adventure race, a 3 hour orienteering race across the New Forest with teams trying to gain as many points as possible. This year the race was “expertly” organised by Andy Humphreys, Josh Hicks and Alan Braithwaite, who …Read More

HSX Scotland 2014

Click here for HSX Antarctica’s training in Scotland. Sunday Waking up to lovely weather (which doesn’t often happen in Scotland) we hurriedly packed our bags ready to hit the slopes. With two vans packed full with excited people, we departed from Badaguish and arrived at the lower car park of the ski centre. The aim for the day was to head into the Coires and practice winter skills, so we …Read More

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….

Introducing the HSX January Weekend 2014… Brecon Beacons!

Hi Guys, I hope everyone is tip top and looking forward to Christmas… not long to go now!!! As you know every January HSX heads off to the hills on our roaming weekend, in order to grab some fresh air and attempt to burn off all those mince pies we’ve been enjoying over the festive peroid! This year is no exception and HSX will be returning to the Brecon Beacons over the weekend …Read More

Stop the Press – More Sponsors for the Nepal Team!

Following on from last week’s sponsorship update, the Nepal Team have yet more exciting news to announce! We are delighted to announce that headwear company Buff have agreed to help to support our expedition, with the team being issued with a set of Original Buff and one set of Polar Buff’s. Part of the deal will see the team join Team BUFF UK, the company’s hub for sponsored athletes, providing …Read More

HSX Nepal 2013 – Lake District Report

As is tradition in HSX, Easter can me only one thing… Three days of fun in the Lakes District! The Nepal 2013 team decided to take this opportunity to join HSX out on the Fells to brush up on their navagation skills, practice some unexcepted winter mountaineering and ultimately a spot of team bonding! Friday 29th March – Day 1 We arrived at Great Tower at 1 in the morning after a fairly uneventful, but …Read More