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Trip Report

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

January Training Weekend – Dartmoor

This year for our January Training Weekend saw us visit Dartmoor for the first time in a while for our ML focused weekend. The rain had been coming down hard all week, so expectation weren’t high for a sunny weekend in Devon. 23 of us travelled down (13 Nepal Expedition Team Members, 3 Ferny Crofts Bursars & 7 HSX Members) to be based out of the Tavistock Scout Hut which …Read More

HSX Training Weekend in North Wales – Oct 2012

So it was that time of year again for HSX to visit North Wales and the beautiful landscapes of Snowdonia, leaving at the standard time of 1800 (on the dot! very uncommon for a HSX trip) from Hampshire and heading for the Cornel Scout Centre near Trefriw; half an hour’s drive from Betws-y-Coed. Arriving weary after the six-hour drive, the group went to bed with anticipation for a good weekend’s …Read More

Ad+Venture 2012 Trip Report

Day One The Bursars, Russ and Slattergator travelled up early Thursday in the Russ bus we left just before 5am!  The early start gave us an enjoyable afternoon walking up Skiddaw and then we found a little man with ice creams on the way down. Later in the day we met up with the other Torneo that contained the Nepal team plus Hannah, Besty and Chris Laws. That evening due …Read More

HSX Weekend in Brecon (or the Black Mountains)

Our January training weekend took us to the Black Mountains & namely Ystradgynlais, a small town north of Swansea. For thos of you who went to Smudge’s Stag Do, it’s the same town. Anyway, we travelled up on Friday night. 10 of us left from our various bases and we met at the Scout Hut in Ystradgynlais, where Richard Brimelow (event director) greeted us with Hot Cross buns… Yum!! Before …Read More

Easter Lakes 2010

Many thanks to Clare Symonds for her trip report: Day 0 The Journey On Thursday evening, a small army of Tourneos (9-seater Ford Transits) left Hampshire for the long journey to the Lake District. My Tourneo departed around 18:00 and got there at 01:30! In total we had 55 people at the weekend, including the Peru team, usual HSX members and load of Explorers from across Hampshire and Weymouth. I …Read More

HSX Scotland 2010

February half term; time for the annual HSX training week in the Cairngorm Mountains of Northern Scotland.  Based at the Badaguish accommodation centre, a massive group of 34 arrived from Hampshire, comprised of HSX members and the Peru team Day 1 The first day on the hill saw a late start for half of the contingent due their arrival at 7am.  The group that had arrived the night before kitted …Read More

Sunny Scotland 2010

The annual HSX Scotland trip this year had 35 people in total attending which included the Peru team as part of their UK based training for the expedition this summer. This year was full of snow and cold conditions as low as -12ºc, The first two days of the trip were filled with essential winter mountaineering skills to help them get through the week. The third and fourth day was …Read More