Well, the Young Adventurers' Club was set up by two young guys, Jaime (on the left) and Andy (on the right, don't worry he doesn't smile in photos). Both brought up in the small town of Ampthill in mid-Bedfordshire (UK) they went to the same schools before renting a house with two others at university. Growing up in Ampthill meant the pair had the countryside right on their doorsteps. Although not fully aware of how lucky they were at the time, they most certainly didn't waste any opportunities to get outdoors, whether it was making dens and treehouses or tearing around on their B.M.Xs!
It was whilst studying at Oxford Brookes University where the pair first started to have ideas of doing some sort of adventure. Despite both being keen sportsman in their own rights they still craved that slightly more adventurous challenge. A 20 mile walk, when they probably should have been studying, really appealed to the lads one day and was perhaps their first venture. Soon after graduating they were seeking bigger and better and again, on a whim, agreed to take on the National Three Peaks Challenge. Driving themselves and sleeping in the back of Andy's van one rank October weekend they smashed the peaks! Soon after completing that they certainly had the bug and were planning more and more things over their usual pub board meetings. Walking from Oxford to Ampthill through the night seemed the next natural progression allowing them about a 55 mile pilgrimage.
Following these early events Andy and Jaime decided to look for bigger challenges, their first stumbling block was how they should actually go about planning such things and, inevitably, how much will it all cost. The combination of these issues and the lack of relevant and coherent information on the internet proved frustrating.
By creating the Y.A.C. the two hope to fill this information void and help other like minded people in achieving their ultimate goals and ambitions.
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