Helen Turton has inspired dozens of young people (myself included) to embrace the great outdoors. She has a self-confessed love of the polar regions..
Our train slows to a stop and passengers bustle forth. The platform is consumed in a wave of commuters, we pile out of the carriage, unwieldy luggage in tow..
48 hours after becoming involved with the Amazon expedition, I found myself piling kit into a rucksack and heading North for Windermere..
It's well over two years now, since I returned from my last expedition with BSES, and I still can't grow a proper expedition beard. ..
I've still got a big grin on my face, from ear to ear. Yesterday the team at BBC Radio Devon invited me live on air to talk about my ambition to follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott..
As some of you might have read, I'm lucky enough to be in with a chance of joining the International Scott Centenary Expedition, that will head to Antarctica next year..
A budding explorer from Essex who has been inspired by Captain Robert Scott of the Antarctic, will have the chance to prove that they have got what it takes to follow in the legendary Royal Navy Officer's footsteps..
Amazon... a single word can encompass so much that it's difficult to know where to begin. The greatest river, the largest rainforest, home to 10% of all known species; but statistics and facts probably don't do it justice..
I consider myself pretty fortunate really, because from time to time I get to speak to young people from schools, youth groups and universities on behalf of BSES, a youth development charity..
It's unusual to see students out and about at 8am, especially on a Sunday. Most would be tucked up in bed after a heavy Saturday night..
I'm pretty keen on pollen, and it's surprising that so little is known about something that is all around us every day. Last year I got the chance to begin a research project..
After much deliberating concerning the route we finally decided on a suitable plan involving seven peaks. We began with an early start heading east to the steepest looking mountain..