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The Land of Fjords, Vikings and Cross-Country Skiing!

Norway is logistically perhaps one of the more challenging places to run a training expedition, which is without even mentioning the expense involved with such a task (as Europe’s third most expensive country to live in). However, this piece of Scandinavia straddling the Arctic Circle offers the best opportunity for the team to cultivate the necessary skills required for the South. After several months of planning, the team finally arrived …Read More

Top 3 Essential Antarctic Foods

A lot of food is needed in order to survive the harsh polar conditions of the Antarctic whilst dragging a 150kg pulk for over 80 days. Here, we’ve have listed three of the most important foods that we believe can make or break an expedition to the South Pole. 1 Butter – Full of fat and calories. On average there are about 717 calories per 100 grams of the stuff! …Read More

HSX Ad+Venture

This Easter 28 Scouts, Explorers, Network and Scout Active Support members return to Great Tower for an amazing weekend of adventure in the Lake District. Arriving in the Lakes on Thursday the team members enjoyed 3 full days of high adventure splitting into different groups each day to experience different activities and areas of the Lake District. Event director, Clare Symond’s said “The weekend was a great success with all …Read More

HSX Antarctica in Scotland 2014

HSX went to Scotland from Saturday 15th February to Saturday 22nd February for annual training. The main blog entry covers what happened on every day, whilst this blog covers what HSX Antarctica did apart from the main group, that being on days Tuesday to Friday. The 4 out of 7 members of HSX Antarctica in Scotland were Adrian, Joe, Liam and Matt. Tuesday 18th February 2014 HSX Antarctica rented some Nordic …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

HSX take a battering in Brecon!

This January saw HSX hit the road again, kick starting the year in style, with a weekend of hillwalking in the Brecon Beacons. After the rain that has been lashing down hard on the hills over the last few weeks, there surely couldn’t have been any more left in the clouds… right? Buoyed by our eternal optimism eight members of HSX convened at Ferny Crofts and headed for the hills! …Read More

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

September Training Weekend

The weekend will take place at Ferny Crofts from Friday evening, 30th August til Sunday afternoon, 1st September. We will be staying in the lodge. There is an exciting program set out including providing individual action plans and a BBQ on Sunday afternoon. The cost for the weekend will be £20. If you know anyone interested in joining HSX and finding out what we do this is the weekend to …Read More

Ad+Venture 2013 – Sign Up Now

Ad+Venture is here again promising to be another great trip to the Lake District. Open to all Hampshire Explorers and Network (subject to availability), this is your opportunity to find out what HSX is all about. Typical activities include hiking, climbing, wild camping, abseiling, navigation, mountain leadership skills and of course some QSH (quality shopping hours). We will be leaving on Thursday 28th March and returning 1st April. Staying indoors …Read More