Canadian Yukon Expedition
Join us for a journey of a lifetime trekking and paddling through Canada’s Yukon territory and experience the vast expanse of untouched and unspoiled wilderness of the region. Exploring the Yukon’s spectacular mountains, rivers, lakes and valleys you will have the choice to either trek or paddle in this truly wild landscape, while spending your evenings camped beside the river bank under the stars around a camp fire.
Scale rocky peaks and explore remote valleys with your fire group (approx. 10 explorers) as you reach out from base camp to complete scientific field work, media projects and look for the evidence of wildlife as you track moose, elk and caribou.
All of expeditions are designed to take you out of your comfort zone in a challenging yet safe environment, with a real focus on the skills and personal development you will gain from the experience.
You will also have the opportunity to earn up to £1000 towards an expedition through our Explorer Miles programme. Explorer Miles is British Exploring’s unique scheme that encourages you to get involved in Social Action and Volunteering projects in the local community.
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Cost: 3 week trek £2500 | 3 week paddle £3100 | 5 week trek & paddle £3900 (excl flights)
Location: Canada’s Yukon Territory
Age Range: 16-25
Mandatory Briefing Weekend: April 2017
Debriefing: October/November 2017
Visa: None required for British passport holders
Vaccinations: None required
About British Exploring
British Exploring is a youth development charity that runs expeditions with a focus on science, media and adventure to some of the world’s most remote locations for young people aged 16-25.
British Exploring is a pioneering youth development charity, which develops resilience and mental toughness, leadership, confidence, teamwork and a range of outdoor and science skills in young people aged 14 to 25 through challenging expeditions to wild, remote overseas locations. It was founded in 1932 during another period of austerity by Surgeon Commander George Murray Levick who participated in Captain Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole.
British Exploring is the only organisation in the UK delivering permanently transformative, intensive learning experiences through challenging overseas expeditions. 80 years of taking young people into remote wildernesses has enabled us to develop a robust youth development model. This works particularly well for young people lacking strong role models, exhibiting high-risk behaviours or low self-esteem. In recent years we have specifically refined our model to meet such needs – and would like to be more inclusive in future, including in relation to physical disability.
Our unique approach enables young people from all backgrounds to recognise, unlock and act on their individual potential through exploration - supported by teams of exceptional leaders acting as role models - and is transformational for all participants - leaders as well as explorers - and for the wider communities around participants. Society therefore benefits considerably, over many years, from the impact of what we do.
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