Download YSES Expedition Application Form (PDF)

If you would like to apply for a place on one of our expeditions, download the application form below and post it back to our office. (Please note when submitting your application form that Large Letter postage may be required, depending on the size of envelope used.)

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Expeditioners Aged 14 – 19 and in Full Time Education

Expeditions are open to young people in full time education in the Yorkshire region, including Humberside and parts of Cleveland.

Applications are invited from young people of either gender, from any racial or cultural background, who are either able-bodied or disabled. Prior to application, the young person (and their parents) must be confident that they can safely embark upon training for the proposed activity, and that they will be able to raise the necessary funds for the expedition.

The society recognizes that its expeditions operate in hostile environments, in terms of both geographical location and activity. Members of YSES expeditions have visited some of the remotest parts of the world, and undertaken activities such as mountaineering and white water rafting which carry certain risks. Expeditioning is an “assumed risk” activity, that is participants are aware of, and accept the risks before departure. Whilst leaders will do their best, whatever the circumstances, to promote safety, the absence of risk cannot be guaranteed.

The society recognises and values diversity. For this reason, each expedition is different and will depend on the character and attributes of its leaders and members. The society’s committee will satisfy itself as to the competence and safety of leaders but does not aim to be prescriptive in the running of individual expeditions. Leaders, with the exception of safety issues, will seek to develop rather than to dictate, and expeditioners will be selected on the basis of the qualities that they can bring to the expedition.

Expedition Leaders
If you are interested in working with YSES as an Expedition Leader, either as a Chief, Assistant or Young Leader, then get in touch with us and we’ll most likely invite you to one of our Expedition Committee meetings for a chat about how you can get involved.