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  • Sign up for the Lakes Adventure 2018 is Open!!

    Sign up for the Lakes Adventure 2018 is Open!!

    Calling all Explorer and Network Scouts! 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? ( Here’s a video of last year!)  Between Thursday 29th March -Monday 2nd April in the Easter Holidays Hampshire Scout Expeditions are running a trip to the Lake District. We will be staying…

  • New Years Eve

    Today we woke up early to be out the hostel by 6:00 and had a quick shower before heading out to the tourist centre to get on the penguin tour. We were on the boat by 8:00 and headed out. We had a quick brief about how the tour was going to happen but halfway…

  • Punta Arenas Cultural Exchange

    We’ve had a busy few days since we last updated you so here we go. Christmas Eve started with a trip south of the city to Fuertre Bulnes. This was the first settlement in the area and we found it fascinating to see how the settlers survived the harsh conditions. Montserrat also led us on…

  • End of the W-Trek and the start of our Cultural Exchange

    Tuesday 19th Dec This morning we got up relatively early and got ready to walk along lago grey to refugio grey. The weather treated us well and the walk was quite flat at the beginning. Before we hit lago grey, we stopped to view lago pato which means duck lake in Spanish. The walk today…

  • Torres Del Paine Update

    Torres Del Paine Update

    Hi everyone. It’s been a few days since our last update, so we thought we’d let you know what we’ve been up too! Friday 15th Dec Today the team had a later start than normal; with the aim to climb Cerro Paine – a hill immediately behind our campsite we an equally impressive look out…

  • Torres Del Paine – we’re finally here!

    Torres Del Paine – we’re finally here!

    Just a quick update today (limited WiFi on the in National Park!). Arrived in the Torres Del Paine National Park yesterday after a 6 coach ride from Punta Arenas (featuring a quick stop off en-route at Puerto Natales!). The views on the the way over were out of this world and the picture just don’t…

  • Expedition so far

    Expedition so far

    After a refreshing nights sleep and a hearty Chilean breakfast the team were ready to hit the town. As we stepped out onto the streets, we were hit by a wall of bliss heat. The 30°C heat was a welcome change from dreary cold of England. The first stop of the day was el Museo…

  • 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…

  • Sign up for The Lakes Ad+Venture 2017 is open!!

    Sign up for The Lakes Ad+Venture 2017 is open!!

    Hello One and All! The time has come to sign up for The Lakes 2017!! Trip takes place from Thursday 13th April- Monday 17th April, aiming to leave Ferny Crofts @ 6pm We will be staying in indoor accommodation at Great Tower SAC and will have a packed weekend of walking, climbing and Ghyll Scrambling.…

  • 30 Spectacular Years of Adventure

    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…