In September 2013 a team of 15 intrepid Explorers and Network Scouts from across Hampshire headed out to Nepal for the six week adventure of their lives! Whilst in country they undertook a series of community development projects and personal development challenges. These included:
- A two week community development project in the Khumbu Valley, working with the Himalayan Trust;
- Summitting Island Peak, a 6,189m Himalayan Peak;
- Trekking to Base Camp of the highest mountain in the World, Mount Everest; and
- Watching the sun rise over the summit of Everest from 5,545m.
Before undertaking this epic journey the team completed an 18 month training programme designed to get the team working together and teaching them the necessary mountaineering skills needed.
This blog chronicles that adventure..
HSX Christmas weekend – 21st to 23rd December 2012
The weekend started with 10 members of the Nepal team packing bags for Tesco customers in Marchwood. It was busy and hard work, but well worth it as we raised over £500 for the Nepal trip.
Things started to quieten down around 6:30 so
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.
Sam Howe, from the Nepal 2013 team thought he’d take this opportunity to update everyone on our progress to date.
So far we have 12 Explorer Scouts signed up to the expedition, coming together from all across Hampshire. We are well underway with our 18 month, pre-expedition training programme, having attended three weekends at
So the leader team are currently busy recruiting Explorers to participate in the upcoming Nepal in 2013 expedition. We’ve done a number of presentations to explorers across the county to promote this exciting opportunity but if we haven’t managed to get to your unit here’s the low down!
The expedition will consist
Calling all Hampshire Explorers for HSX Nepal 2013!
Following the success of Sky High and Nepal 2007, HSX will be visiting Nepal again in 2013, with a group of 20 explorer scouts, with the aim of trekking to Everest Base Camp, Summiting Island Peak (6189m) and carrying out a 2-week community project with the
HSX are planning to return to Nepal in 2013. More details to follow
The Nepal Team would like to express their thanks to BLOC, Light My Fire and Buff for their continuing support towards the expedition.