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Suisse Adventure Walking Leaders

Hampshire Scouting is returning to Kandersteg in the Swiss Alps from 8-23 August 2020, with nearly 200 Explorers and Network members. HSX members with T1 or T2 permits are invited to come along to lead mountain walks. Staff cost is £450 (travel, food and indoor accommodation). Plus free time to explore the Alps. For more information, contact info@hsx.org.uk or visit https://www.hampshirescouting.org.uk/suisse-adventure-2020/

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Your Next HSX Adventure

Bored of sitting at home at the weekend? HSX has a range of big adventures coming up across the UK and around the world. Activities include hillwalking in the Brecons, Snowdonia, and Peak District; a long Easter weekend in the Lakes; and a winter mountaineering weekend in Scotland. For more information, contact info@hsx.org.uk.

Joe Doherty – Epic Adventurer!

After 2044 km and 61 days, Joe Doherty reached the end of his Antarctic expedition, having skied from the Messner Start to the South Pole and kite-skied back to Hercules Inlet. This is an awesome achievement, and our congratulations go to Joe and to his family, friends and sponsors who have supported him. “We are all better than we know, if we could only be made to realise this then …Read More

HSX Antarctica – Xmas on Ice

Joe is making great progress in his Antarctica expedition, and is currently on Day 39 of the trek. If everything goes to plan, he should reach the South Pole on Sunday 6 January, and then have a few days rest before kite-skiing back to the coast. Meanwhile, we’ve received this photo of Joe enjoying Christmas dinner on ice. For all the latest news and photos, and to follow Joe’s daily …Read More

HSX and New Members

HSX is always looking for new members, who are inspired by epic expeditions from Nepal to Cambodia to Antarctica, and want to undertake similar adventures themselves. We have recently produced an HSX promotional postcard to attract new members, which is available in hardcopy format from Jamie. Send a message to info@hsx.org.uk for information on membership and details of forthcoming HSX activities and expeditions. New members are especially encouraged to consider …Read More

HSX and Peak Assault

Following last year’s HSX visit to Peak Assault, we are planning to be back in force on 18-20 October 2019. Peak Assault is a wild country orienteering weekend for Explorers, Scout Network and adult leaders, in a surprise mountain location. There are HSX opportunities to be part of a team, part of the staff either on the hills or in the control centre, or to be a supporter to the …Read More

HSX Antarctica Adventure Underway

Our intrepid polar adventurer Joe Doherty is now well into his expedition to Antarctica. You can follow his adventures on the HSX Antarctica webpage – click Read More for links. Joe started his epic trek three weeks ago, and has now skied halfway to the South Pole. He is expected to arrive shortly after the New Year – weather permitting. To view Joe’s blog click here, and to track his progress …Read More

HSX visits Peak Assault in South Wales

HSX visited Hertfordshire Scouts Peak Assault event to find out more about the event with a view to teams from Hampshire Scouts competing in next years event (18-20 October). Peak Assault is a wild country orienteering competition for teams of Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members, held over a weekend in a surprise mountain location. It’s been running for 50 years and attracts over 400 competitors and staff. To find …Read More

Latest update on HSX Mont Blanc

“Things are going well, we are already underway with day three.” “Day 1 – Les Houches to refuge bonhomme les croix 30km with over 2000m of ascent.  Much to the delight of those staying in the refuge we bivvied our waking up to ice on the outside but fantastic views over the alps and our onward journey.”  “Day 2 to refugio elisabetta a slightly shorter 20km day crossing the border …Read More