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.

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 Rosie on Instagram or Facebook and keep up to date with what she’s up to?

The Incense Route - Part III

Plans are underway for a major expedition in 2024 following the ancient incense trail through the length of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, untrodden in its entirety for some 2,000 years.  This represents Part III of the DESERT TRILOGY.

The expedition carries with it a message of global relevance, as it seeks to identify the impact of climate change on the different environments and communities it passes through, their means of adaption, the efficacy of these measures and where this knowledge can be of benefit beyond Saudi Arabia. The focus will rest on how Saudi Arabia is harnessing it’s rich cultural heritage to build a sustainable future and what can be learnt from their vision. 


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”