Ian, Mark and Charlotte lead a team to Belize over the Christmas and New Year of 2011-2012. The expedition was based at Wildtracks, a conservation charity in the North East tip of the country.
The 10 expedition members spent three weeks on their project of building a new primate sanctuary to help improve the facilities for the national primate centre. The new enclosure, now the largest in the country, provides a home to those primates for whom release back into the wild is unlikely.
The rest of the time was spent exploring Mayan ruins, making friends with the local Scouts and relaxing on the beaches of San Pedro.
The blog entries from the expedition can be found below.
So, in an earlier blog post, we gave you 5 great reasons to go on an expedition, now whether it is with us (we hope it is) or any other Scout expedition, we truly hope that it will be a life changing experience. Here are another 5 great reasons to put on those hike
“Way too keen in my opinion”! That’s how Joe felt about the few eager HSX members who decided to make the annual pilgrimage to the Lake District earlier this year, to embark on a wild camping micro-adventure.
Normally we’d leave our homes on Thursday night, arriving at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre in the
“Don’t forget the basics!” reminded our ski instructor Ludo, as we peered tentatively over the edge of the steep icy black run Clocher de macle.
Rewind the clock back four days and we were being rudely awoken by the piercing sound of our early morning alarm call. “Why on earth did we book onto
Another jam packed weekend of adventure in the Lakes! Over 40 participants descended on Great Tower Activity Centre for the annual HSX trip. Day 1 (Good Friday) saw the hills shrowded in mist so a day of walking on Wetherlam, Old Man of Coniston and Kentmere Ring was enjoyed by three groups with lots of
As is tradition in February half-term, HSX head up to the Cairngorms, for a week of winter mountaineering! Having left Hampshire on Friday night, most of the group arrived at 7am Saturday morning after an epic drive up from the South Coast.
Arriving at a more sensible 2am Chris, Dobbie and Joe got out
How much do you know about Antarctica? The team has been busy doing their research about the continent they are going to spend 80 days on in 2018; here is our top 10:
10) The lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was -89.2oC (128.6oF), recorded at Vostok Research Station on 21st July 1983
Photobook from last years Belize Expedition ‘published’ ! I made this from a collection of photos from the expedition mainly taken by myself, plus a few from Tom and Adrian.
After a great four weeks away, the HSX Belize Exped team returned today to gales, rain & thunder.
We had slight power issues at the presentation this evening, but the team still delivered a great presentation.
We already have there ‘montage’ uploaded…. You can view it here…
5 of us went Scuba Diving today. Besty and Aaron started their PADI Open Water qualification, I took my 3rd open water dive while Clare and Adrian, who are already qualified, went on an organised dive trip to the reef just off shore.
In otgher news, Craig has sent details of the welcome presentation
Merry Christmas from all of us here. Paul and Zoe cooked up a wonderful meal for us all yesterday with a great combination of home comforts (yorkshires) and local dishes (fresh black beans direct from South Belize, just 4 days old).
On Christmas Eve, we joined in with the local celebrations in the village.