Category: Expeditions

  • HSX Antarctica Adventure Underway

    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 […]

  • Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.

    Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.

    A lot has changed since Shackleton posted this ad prior to his Endurance Expedition, however the sentiment remains the same. As I sit here typing, the wind is blowing outside of my window but the sun is still shining despite the year approaching the winter months.  This now gets me to thinking about the colder […]

  • The Tour Du Mont Blanc

    The Tour Du Mont Blanc

    The group photo taken outside Heathrow airport on the 5thSeptember featured 7 members of Hampshire Scout Expeditions who were about to embark on a challenging expedition to trek the famous Trail Du Mont Blanc. None of us truly knew the immense task ahead that we had signed up for. The route in question was to […]

  • Day 4 – The Team Reunite!

    Day 4 – The Team Reunite!

    I write this having found accommodation at the last minute due to discovering our planned refuge for tomorrow night failed to get a permit for this season (that would explain the lack of response!).  With typical Swiss efficiency, the errors in our email were highlighted and corrected and we were told that we weren’t lucky […]

  • Latest update on HSX Mont Blanc

    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 […]

  • And we’re off…

    And we’re off…

    I’m writing this from over 10,000m up as we travel at over 800km/h across the English Channel on our way to Geneva. Geneva is just the start of our adventure! As We’ll then travel onto Chamonix, which is the home of Alpine adventure before we start our trek on Friday morning. However, just a few […]

  • And so it begins

    And so it begins

    After the best part of 24 hours of traveling the Patagonia team made its way to Santiago. The trip out couldn’t have gone smoother, with a short layover in São Paulo providing a much needed chance to stretch their legs. Meeting our taxi driver at arrivals, we soon had our duffle bags precariously balanced on […]

  • Next Stop (in 18 hours…)- Patagonia!!

    Next Stop (in 18 hours…)- Patagonia!!

    After a great farewell presentation yesterday, wishing their parents and loved ones Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a Happy Birthday somewhere thrown in the mix, the Patagonia team made their way to the airport today, to set off on their 4 week expedition. Everyone in HSX wishes you a safe flight, we hoped you […]

  • Patagonia Training Update 3 – The calm before the Storm

    Patagonia Training Update 3 – The calm before the Storm

    We are in the final stages of our training and with only 18 days to go until we jet off half way around the world we thought we would update you about what we have been up to over the past few months. September During the summer holidays we had a bit of a break […]

  • Training Round Up: HSXPat2017 Part 2

    Training Round Up: HSXPat2017 Part 2

    With a new year came a chance for another year of adventures- this is 2017 so far…. January- Dartmoor The weekend started with a drive down to a scout hut in Dartmoor. We were very excited to receive our first Patagonia team kit. We were each given a light blue t-shirt which had our Patagonia […]