In the UK winter of 2017/18, Hampshire Scouts Expeditions (HSX) are leading a 6 week international expedition to the Patagonian Andes, Chile.
The expedition will involve a team of Explorer Scouts aged 14+ taking part in a community project, trekking amongst the majestic Andean peaks and experiencing the rich South American culture.
There will be 18 months of training prior to the expedition to aid teamwork, personal development and leadership to secure a strong team.
The expedition will start by flying into Santiago (the capital of Chile) and settling into the new culture. Once we have recovered from jet-lag and acclimatised to the local customs we aim to head to the south of Chile, to the Patagonia region. After settling into our new surroundings the team will undertake a community development, working closely with the local community to deliver a project that will benefit the locals for years to come.
Upon completion of the community project, we will head to the Torres del Paines region of Patagonia, where we spend up to 10 days trekking amongst some of the most famous peaks in the world and seeing one of the largest ice-sheets in the world!
It is hoped that as well as being a life changing experience for those involved, members of the expedition team will gain lifelong friends and a greater understanding of other cultures.
If you are interested in the expedition and would like to sign up, or would like to know more about the expedition, then please contact our expedition leader team: