ROSIE STANCERExploration & Expeditions
Expeditions invariably test you with challenges but it always seems to be the toughest one that is the least expected. For Rosie, hers has been one of wrestling with the unanticipated challenge of a waiting game. The global escalation of the Covid-19 virus necessitated the rescheduling of The Aral Crossing expedition, originally planned for 2019, for August 2021.
So this is the year, God willing, that the first full crossing by foot of the Aral Kum will be realised.
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.
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For the next expedition in August 2021, two intrepid British women will next take on 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.
Rosie will be accompanied by her erstwhile polar and expedition teammate of long, Pom Oliver.
Leaving London Heathrow on Sunday 15th August, they will be flying to Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan followed by a 2-3 day train trip to Aral. The expedition is expected to take approximately six weeks.
In August 2021, Rosie will lead her small team through the .desertscape of the Aral Kum, once a bountiful inland sea. The expedition will serve as a clarion call to the devastating effect of water drainage to feed such industries as fashion.
Whilst observing the legacy of that fast fashion has bequeathed the planet, they will also be learning what measures have and are being undertaken to redeem the situation and their efficacy.
Find out what we’ve been up to with our “Explorer Express”
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