Category: Trip Report

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 night’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Christmas Weekend 2014

    As is tradition for HSX, December saw the group once again converge on Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre for our annual Christmas celebrations. Saturday morning saw participants divide into 6 teams for the adventure race, a 3 hour orienteering race across the New Forest with teams trying to gain as many points as possible. This […]

  • Throwback: H.O.T (HSX On Tour) trip diary – June 2013 – The French Alps

    Being able to rescue your team members from a crevasse is an essential skill that the team hope never to use in anger in the Antarctic. However, in the pursuit of learning such an important concept, the team ventured to the French Alps in July 2013 for two weeks of fresh alpine air. Not only […]

  • Hanging out with Olympic Gold Medallists (Norway week 2)

      Monday, the start of the second week in Norway and we headed an hour and a half away from camp. Our aim was a nearby valley, going as high as possible to reach a flat plateau in which we were able to use the skis over relatively flat terrain. After a few hours, we […]

  • The Land of Fjords, Vikings and Cross-Country Skiing!

    Norway is logistically perhaps one of the more challenging places to run a training expedition, which is without even mentioning the expense involved with such a task (as Europe’s third most expensive country to live in). However, this piece of Scandinavia straddling the Arctic Circle offers the best opportunity for the team to cultivate the […]

  • HSX Ad+Venture

    This Easter 28 Scouts, Explorers, Network and Scout Active Support members return to Great Tower for an amazing weekend of adventure in the Lake District. Arriving in the Lakes on Thursday the team members enjoyed 3 full days of high adventure splitting into different groups each day to experience different activities and areas of the […]

  • HSX Antarctica in Scotland 2014

    HSX went to Scotland from Saturday 15th February to Saturday 22nd February for annual training. The main blog entry covers what happened on every day, whilst this blog covers what HSX Antarctica did apart from the main group, that being on days Tuesday to Friday. The 4 out of 7 members of HSX Antarctica in […]