Dahl & adventure
As hundreds of events are taking place to celebrate the life and work of Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990) I was interested to discover that over 60 years prior to my own expedition to Iceland with British Exploring in 2000, Dahl had also completed an expedition with this same organisation.
In 1934, after Dahl finished school he crossed the Atlantic on the RMS Nova Scotia travelling to Newfoundland with other school boys from across the UK to complete scientific research & adventurous activities.
British Exploring is the longest running youth expedition charity in the UK. Founded by Surgeon Commander Murray Levick, a member of Scott’s Antarctic Expedition (who was also on the 1934 expedition) it has delivered youth expeditions for over 80 years.
British Exploring still exists today and they’ve found some brilliant old footage of Roald Dahl on his expedition in their archive (no sound).