Category: News

  • Lakes Adventure 2019

    Lakes Adventure 2019

    This is a long report, but then again, we had lots of adventures! Probably best to grab yourself a cuppa first… Well what an absolute scorcher of a glorious bank holiday weekend that was! Over Easter weekend, 30 Scouts, Explorers, Network and Scout Active Support members from Hampshire Scouts made the annual pilgrimage to Great…

  • SIGN UP TO THE LAKES Adventure 2019 IS NOW OPEN!!

    SIGN UP TO THE LAKES Adventure 2019 IS NOW OPEN!!

    Calling all Explorers and Network Scouts! Have you got anything planned for Easter weekend? If not don’t worry! Are you interested in a long weekend of climbing, ghyll scrambling (Abseiling waterfalls and jumping and sliding into pools of water) and hiking in the Lake District? Between Thursday 18 April – Monday 22nd April in the Easter Holidays Hampshire Scout Expeditions are running our yearly…

  • Joe Doherty – Epic Adventurer!

    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…

  • HSX Antarctica – Xmas on Ice

    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…

  • HSX and New Members

    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…

  • HSX and Peak Assault

    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…

  • HSX visits Peak Assault in South Wales

    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.…

  • 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…

  • What is HSX?

    What is HSX?

    Hampshire Scout Expeditions (HSX) is a group of like-minded people in Hampshire Scouting who enjoy outdoor activities, and want to challenge themselves personally, as well as supporting others in achieving their dreams. Activities range from mountaineering weekends in the UK  to expeditions around the world, including Patagonia, Cambodia and Nepal. Contact info@hsx.org.uk to find out more about…