Exploration & Expeditions

Memorably described by one journalist as “a cross between Tinkerbell and the Terminator,” Rosie’s appearance belies the inner strength that has so successfully propelled her to previous polar success. A diminutive 5’3,” Rosie Stancer is not built in the image of Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen. Her achievements are testimony to the fact that dreams can be realised through skill, determination and courage.


February/March 2023: A Journey Across the Sinai Peninsula


Following the crossing of the Aral Kum in August 2021, The Sinai crossing represented the Second Expedition in the desert trilogy led by Rosie. Each expedition explores the effects of climate change on different environments and communities. The Sinai expedition focussed on the impact of climatic changes on the Bedu, their traditions, culture and way of life, whilst lending them a voice to express their own experiences and how they see their future.

The desert team including Pom Oliver, Arabella Dorman and Lee Watts walked some 650 km, from one water point to the next, accompanied by Bedu from Mzeina, Jebeleya and Aliquat tribes. Camels bore the equipment and supplies. Besides the environmental research, the team filmed, photographed and painted throughout their journey.

On their return, the team will now share their findings with a diversity of audiences, conferences, press and media.  

Funds are being raised for The Scientific Expedition Society, a charity founded by the living legend of exploration, Colonel John Blashford-Snell, which enables young people to ‘pioneer with purpose’, exploring remote regions whilst conducting scientific research and support of community projects.

Aral Kum - Part I

In August 2021, Rosie was accompanied by her erstwhile polar and expedition teammate of long, Pom Oliver through the grit, salt pans, sand drifts and mud of one of the planet’s youngest deserts, born of what is recognised as one of our planet’s worst man-made environmental disasters. The Aral Kum.  The expedition served as a clarion call to the devastating effect of water drainage to feed, primarily, the thirst of the cotton industry which, in turn, feeds our own appetite for fast fashion.

Whilst observing the legacy of what fast fashion has bequeathed the planet, they learnt what measures have and are being undertaken to redeem the situation and their efficacy.

Sinai Peninsula - Part II

Footprints on the sands of time – today’s threats to an ancient way of life.

The expedition in February/March 2023 was a journey across the Sinai Peninsula, from the northwest to the very southeast.

To find out how the expedition went, why not follow her on Instagram or Facebook and to keep up to date with what she’s up to?

Part III

A major expedition, representing PART III of the DESERT TRILOGY is under wraps for later in 2023.


We are immensely thankful to our past and current expedition sponsors without whom, we wouldn’t be able to take the first steps of any of these great journeys.

If you would like to participate in sponsoring us to make these projects happen, we would be delighted if you would contact us.

Rosie Interviews

Who of us hasn’t worried about our mental health as time goes by or cared for elders who have dementia? My own father had Parkinson’s, as did my paternal aunt and my grandmother suffered from dementia.

This is, in part, why I have become a presenter for the online platform Goldster which is designed to encourage healthy ageing through physical, mental and spiritual nourishment.

Find out what we’ve been up to with our “Explorer Express”