Future Trips – An Update
Our priority has always been the safety and well-being of the young people that we take on our trips, as well as that of the leadership team who volunteer their time so generously. We work on a two year plan to allow us to fully prepare for these journeys.
Our next journey was to have been in 2021 and would have involved work during 2020 to develop an itinerary across South East Asia. To do this we would have needed to complete a recce in the summer of 2020 to cover all the destinations along the route, assessing the accommodation, activities and transport capabilities for each day of the trip. The terrible impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the locking down of so much of the world means we will not be in a position to do this for the foreseeable future.
As a result we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our next trip until 2022. We would hope to open nominations in September 2021 and will post details on the website at that time. If you have any questions please get in touch at email@example.com.
The next trip will depart on July 14th 2018. This year we are travelling from the Peru to the Galapagos Islands with 18 amazing young people and 6 leaders.
Our month long trip will take us from Iquitos in the north of Peru along tributaries of the Amazon, through tropical rainforests and tribal villages; climbing in altitude to Quito in Ecuador, where we will stay with a local community, before trekking through mountain trails and searching for waterfalls, and camping on the flanks of Cotopaxi Volcano. After climbing towards the glaciers, we descend to the Pacific Coast to sail in search of whales, and take part in a marine project tagging turtles and surveying sharks.
Our final leg includes an exploration of the Galapagos Islands, experiencing prehistoric life, and snorkelling with sea lions, turtles and rays. We will journey by road, foot, dugout canoe, local boat, and four wheel drive to explore the majestic environment and culture of these areas.
If you would like to follow our trip, we will be updating our diary, complete with photos whilst we are away. Our Jolt 2018 – Trip Diary can be found here.
The team also carry a satellite tracker with them and you can follow their progress by clicking here.
The 2016 adventure is about to get underway. Check back here for regular updates
Click here to access the Jolt 2016 – Trip Diary for regular updates
The team also carry a satellite tracker with them and you can follow their progress by clicking on the Jolt 2016 – Satellite Tracker link.
Please check here for the on line diary once the trip starts.
We look forward to welcoming all those coming to interview for the 2014 JoLt trip across Africa.
The address is Orley Farm School, South Hill Avenue, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3NU.
If there are any problems on the day please call 07747 037755 to speak to Simon Gruselle.
Wanted: Qualified Doctor to join leadership team on 2014 Journey of a Lifetime Expedition taking 24 disabled and disadvantaged youngsters across Southern Africa.
For more information on dates, expedition details, qualifications required and the application process please download the PDF document.
Our 2014 Expedition is starting to take shape and nominations are now open. For more information on our exciting plans to cross Africa please take a look at our provisional itinerary. If you would like to know more about how to get involved and be part of JoLT 2014 then take a look at our nomination information.
Welcome to the new website for Jolt. We felt it was time for a refresh and we hope that you like it. We will be keeping you updated with all the latest news from Jolt – and of course information on the forthcoming 2014 expedition. If you have any comments about the new website or questions about Jolt then please get in touch – we would be delighted to hear from you.