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.


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.

Rosie’s journey across the Sinai, now scheduled for mid-February 2023, will be a journey across the Sinai Peninsula, over the Gulf of Aqaba and into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Following the crossing of the Aral Kum last year, the Sinai crossing will represent the second expedition in the desert trilogy led by Rosie.

To find out how the expedition planning is going, why not follow her on Instagram or Facebook 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”

How I cope with Stress

How I cope with Stress

A recent publication from Goldster:   How I cope with Stress - Rosie Stancer reveals how she overcomes adversities Rosie Stancer is a diminutive powerhouse with a formidable pedigree as an explorer and adventurer. Crisscrossing the globe, trekking the North and...

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Interview with Dr Claire Huck at Cevest (Climate Intelligence Platform), one of our key sponsors for the "Aral Kum Desert" expedition, on the power of water, lessons from Aral Kum, and supporting girls in climate science.

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