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Phase 1 – Patagonia 2017

As many of you know our expedition to Patagonia will take place over a 6 week period, Christmas and New Year 2017. Our expedition is split down into four phases, acclimatisation, the community project, trekking, and of course some R and R. The first phase, although titled acclimatisation, is just to catch up on our sleep after a long flight and travel period. At this point, we will not have …Read More

Taster Weekend

After Taster Day success, we are now going to be holding a taster weekend! On June 4th/5th we’ll be holding our first training weekend. We will be camping at Ferny Crofts in the New Forest and have a packed schedule of activities and challenges, and to top it off, we will be finishing with a BBQ! The weekend will also be an opportunity for anyone who couldn’t make it to …Read More

Some Useful Spanish Phrases…

With over 427 million speakers all around the world, an official language on four continents, and spoken in over 31 counties, Spanish is the most popular second language. It is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world, only English, Hindi and Mandarin have more speakers. With the sheer number of Spanish speakers and the fact our expedition will take us to a Spanish speaking continent, we thought we …Read More

Chief Scout Gold Award- What’s Your Next Challenge?

The Chief Scout’s Gold Award is the highest award that you can achieve in the scout section. It is a difficult badge to earn, and to do so you must complete a number of challenges – including learning about the world, teamwork, and adventure. The young people that have earned this award have shown great resilience, commitment, and determination, and  should all be rightfully proud of their achievements. To complete …Read More

What a day!

Yesterday held host to our successful information and taster day in Winchester. (If you couldn’t make it, you can still get involved!!) The leadership team were up bright and early making final preparations for the day ahead.  10 o’clock came around too soon, when the doors opened to some eager faces wanting to know more about the expedition. We started the day by getting to know each other, sharing our proudest, …Read More

REMINDER: TASTER DAY TOMORROW!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is our information and taster day,  If you or your parents and guardians 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, (Email us for location details!)   Contact us and get involved! Email: (Patagonia@hsx.org.uk) …Read More

5 Reasons why you should go on an expedition…

Embarking on an expedition can be a scary or daunting prospect, but yet there is so much to gain from steeping a little outside your comfort zone, and gulping in the wild air. Here’s 5 reasons to take the plunge; To take you off the beaten track; expeditions quite frenquently take you places that you had never even imagined.They offer you the chance to sleep under the stars on rocky, …Read More

PATAGONIA INFORMATION AND TASTER DAY; Update

We’ve had lots of interest from our Facebook page about our taster day. If you or your parents and guardians 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, (Email us for location details) An expedition can be a life changing …Read More

Meet the Leaders – Ellis

Today we introduce to you Ellis. Ellis was a participant in  the HSX Nepal 2013 Expedition where the team visited Everest Base Camp.  She is currently studying Tourism and Management at Exeter University. In her spare time she is part of the Army Officer Training Corps which provides leadership training and opportunities to students. To meet the other leaders, and to hear more about our  Pre Expedition Training, Expedition Breakdown, Fundraising Opportunities …Read More

Meet the Leaders – Rich

Rich has been in HSX since 2008 and is often found competing in mountain marathons as part of TeamHSX. He participated in the Atacama Desert marathon.  7 marathons in 7 days in the highest and driest Desert in the world. To meet the other leaders, and to hear more about our  Pre Expedition Training, Expedition Breakdown, Fundraising Opportunities and take part in some activities, then please come along and meet the …Read More