ROSIE STANCERExploration & 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.
THE DESERT TRILOGY
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.
Footprints on the sands of time – today’s threats to an ancient way of life.
Rosie’s journey across the Sinai is now on count-down for deployment in mid-February 2023. The expedition will be a journey across the Sinai Peninsula, from the northwest to the very southeast.
February – March 2023: A Journey Across the Sinai Peninsula
Following the crossing of the Aral Kum in August 2021, the Sinai crossing in 2023 will represent 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 will focus 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 which includes Pom Oliver, Arabella Dorman and Lee Watts will walk some 650 km, from one water point to the next, accompanied by Bedu from Mzeina, Jebeleya and Aliquat tribes. Camels will bear the equipment and supplies. Besides the environmental research, the team will film, photograph and paint throughout their journey.
On their return, the team will 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.
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”
January 2023 - Radio Interview with Simon Parkin of Radio Somerset. The interview starts at 2:17:20 into the programme.
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...