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Patagonia Information and Taster Day.

So you’ve heard about this expedition to Patagonia, now let’s take it to the next stage. We have organised an information and taster day for you and your parents/guardians. If you would like to know more about; The Leader Team/ Pre Expedition Training/ Expedition Breakdown/Fundraising Opportunities and take part in some activities, then please come along and meet the team on Sunday 24th April, starting at 10am, in a scout hut in Winchester, …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

HSX Antarctica on the Road

The past few months have been pretty busy for the team. Having taken the expedition on the road, we’ve been visiting a lot of local Scout units to share our expedition and the spirit of adventure it embodies. Through troop evenings and the ‘South Pole relay’ we’ve been excited to see the enthusiasm on the faces of Hampshire’s young people. From the H0014 jamboree at Buddens Scout Centre in August …Read More

Throwback: H.O.T (HSX On Tour) trip diary – June 2013 – The French Alps

Being able to rescue your team members from a crevasse is an essential skill that the team hope never to use in anger in the Antarctic. However, in the pursuit of learning such an important concept, the team ventured to the French Alps in July 2013 for two weeks of fresh alpine air. Not only was this the first taste of European Glaciers for many of the team, an attempt …Read More

One and a half times the size of the USA: 10 surprising facts about Antarctica

How much do you know about Antarctica? The team has been busy doing their research about the continent they are going to spend 80 days on in 2018; here is our top 10: 10) The lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was -89.2oC (128.6oF), recorded at Vostok Research Station on 21st July 1983 9) The highest recorded temperature at the Amundsen-Scout South Pole Research station was -12.3oC (9.9oF) in 2011 …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 Christmas Adventure Race

Christmas time was once again celebrated by the HSX Christmas weekend, and with it the infamous Adventure Race. After a stock up on supplies for the gruelling 3 hour event and a quick brief we all set out in the muddy new forest.   As we all had different tactics the start of the race was manic with all the pairs running off in different directions to the check points. …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