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Stage1 - The finish lineOver the last few years, various members of HSX have found themselves competing increasingly reguarly in all types of races, from road races to Mountain Marathons and Adventure Races all across the country. This has led to the forming of teamHSX.

To find out more about our adventures, please have a read of the various blogs from events below.

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It’s A Good Day To Have Great Adventures

This Easter 47 Explorers, Network and Scout Active Support members returned to Great Tower for an amazing weekend walking, climbing and ghyll scrambling in the Lake District.

Arriving on Thursday, some at a respectable time, others at 1:30 am after getting lost near (not in) a ford, everyone’s beds were calling for a good

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30 Spectacular Years of Adventure

” I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.”
“I should think so- in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things! Make you later for dinner, I can’t think what anybody sees in them.”

Unlike Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, who is dead set against any kind of exploration or adventure, it is clear that HSX members have adventure running through their core.

Last weekend HSX celebrated the 30 year milestone,
That ‘s 30 years of leading, participating, and developing life changing adventures all around the world.
30 Spectacular years.

The weekend followed our normal September plan, a training weekend at Ferny Crofts, this year we had two current expedition teams in attendance, Cambodia, which are heading off this winter 2016 for 4 weeks, and Patagonia, a team heading off next winter 2017 to Chile. The expedition teams took part in their own programmes, some PT, first aid training and continuous team building were all on the cards. Those who were left also took part training, on how to lead expeditions, running events, learn about budgets etc…All of that exciting stuff.

On Sunday we had a classic big BBQ and were joined by HSX members from the past, who with them bought an exchange of stories and photos that have not seen the light for many, many years.

It was a great afternoon, where the newer members and current expeditions could see where HSX started and came from, and the older members from previous expeditions could see that the sense of adventure is still as strong as it ever was.

Even though we are 30 years old, we feel like we are just getting started, we have a fantastic future ahead, with more adventures, more expeditions and more exciting plans on the horizon.

Somewhere in the story, Bilbo decides that actually, an adventure can be quite exciting, he wishes to see the great mountains, smell the pine trees and hear the waterfalls, ultimately his sense of adventure is overpowered so sets of on a journey.

We still have a journey to complete, and a story to tell.
Thank you to everyone who has ever played any part in our adventures.
Here’ s to another, spectacular 30 years.

 

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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

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teamHSX – JOGLE – The End

Apologies for not posting a video on Saturday night or Sunday, but we got caught up in celebrating our result…

As you hopefully all know, seven of us completed the 850ish mile journey from John O ‘groats to Land’ s End.. It was tough,very tough and we were all really pleased to see the signpost and finish..

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And they’re off….

So, part one of teamHSX JOGLE met in Winchester at the fire station and after an eventful packing session which nearly saw Neil & Alan ‘s bikes decapitated off the car they’ re all on their way to Stafford to wait for Smudge to finish work… Thanks to everyone who came to see them off..

The A34, M40 & M42 have

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Finally… It’s here….

This weekend we finally set off for John O ‘groats to start our seven day JOGLE epic…

We’ ll try and post twitter updates so look for #HSXJOGLE and if any of you, your friends or families want to donate, they can here…. https://mydonate.bt.com/events/hsxjogle

Wish us luck….

teamHSX doing the

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