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.

Next Expedition

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

Rosie’s 2022 expedition will be a journey across the Sinai Peninsula, over the Gulf of Aqaba into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and concluding at COP27 in Egypt.

Following the crossing of the Aral Kum in August 2021, the Sinai crossing this year 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?

Recent Expedition

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.


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”

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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Purpose, Passion, Grit talk with Lucinda Hawksley

Purpose, Passion, Grit talk with Lucinda Hawksley

On 14 December, at 12pm, Goldster is launching an exciting new venture: PPG, which stands for Purpose, Passion and Grit, a new set of online talks with club presenters Lucinda and Humphrey Hawksley. "PPG focuses on the missing ingredient – that urge inside every...

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