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Mongolia 2011 Expedition Team
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SES Award Winners and Presenters 2014
EXPLORER AWARDS

The SES has embarked on its next great expedition, a global search for the world's Pioneers With Purpose; leaders and visionaries who are setting out to change the earth through extraordinary feats of ingenuity and scientific exploration. With the support of some of the great names of exploration, the SES intends to support the rising stars in the world of exploration, who will gain knowledge of value and purpose by leading the expeditions of the future.

To mark this initiative, John Blashford-Snell was joined by some of the leading explorers of today including Neil Laughton, Andrew Mitchell, Pen Hadow and Rosie Stancer at the Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge on Wednesday 30th April for the presentation of the SES Explorer Awards 2014.

The SES has won widespread acclaim (notably from Hon Vice President Sir Ranulph Fiennes who sent a video message) for their quest to support inspiring young people who have planned exciting expeditions which combine valuable scientific research and daring adventure.

The Awards are sponsored by Swiss watch maker Zenith, International removal company Cadogan Tate, the Rivers Foundation, the Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust and the SES Trustees. Outstanding applications were received from around the world, and winners’ projects include expeditions to the Arctic, Peruvian Amazon, coral reefs of Belize, Northern India, the Ethiopian Highlands and Nepal.

Edward Cooper
The SES Zenith Explorer Award 2014 was presented to EDWARD COOPER, who will lead the Haig Thomas Expedition 2015 in the Arctic.
The SES Rivers Foundation Award for Health and Humanities 2014 was awarded to ALEJANDRA BUSSALLEU CAVERO, who is running The Shawi Expedition 2014 in Peru.
The SES Cadogan Tate Explorer Awards 2014, were presented to MATTHEW JASINSKI, who is leading The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Expedition 2014 in Belize; and OLIVIA TAYLOR, for The Cambridge Zanskar Expedition 2014 in Ladakh.
The SES Explorer Award 2014 was awarded to RYAN BURKE, who is carrying out research on Gelada Monkeys in Ethiopia.
The SES Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust Explorer Award 2014 was awarded to JAMIE FORSYTH, for his expedition on a study of Himalayan Hydrology, in 2014.




Lectures

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05/09/2014
Base Camp Festival
Base Camp Festival 5-7th September
Mikail
15/09/2014
Expedition Extremes
Mikael Strandberg
three flags inflatable Zaire reunion
04/10/2014
Zaire River Expedition Reunion 1974-75
organised by Jim Masters
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18/10/2014
Operation Raleigh's 30th Birthday
Saturday 18th October 7pm, Baden Powell House, London SW7
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18/10/2014
Exploration Lecture for Young People
Exploration Lecture 18th October at Baden House, London SW7 at 1pm
Cold Places
24/11/2014
Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer in the Polar Regions
Sue Flood




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Dame Claire Bertschinger
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15/01/2014
SES Marathon Team
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06/11/2013
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Expedition Galleries

Mongolia 13 school books
Mongolia 2013 - Mongolia 2013 Gallery
13/05/13 (8 related images.)

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Presenting new violin at Riberalta
Kota Mama VIII 2012 - Kota Mama VIII 2012 Gallery
23/09/12 (7 related images.)

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Ecuador 2012 - Ecuador 2012 Gallery
15/09/12 (11 related images.)

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Nepal Bardia 2012 - Nepal Bardia 2012 Gallery
12/12/11 (4 related images.)

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Latest Blogs

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Mongolia 2013
Julia Sharpe
25th Jul 2013
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Mongolia 2013
John Blashford-Snell
22nd Jul 2013
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THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2014

The SES Explorer Awards 2014
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