Aral Kum Expedition – The Adventure Begins (Part I)

Aral Kum Expedition – The Adventure Begins (Part I)

On every expedition, the challenges you fear coming up against the most, prove not to be the ones that nearly fell you. Every path to an ultimate goal is strewn with hurdles to clear. It’s the price to pay. But what can fell you is the totally unexpected and what you...

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Aral Kum Desert – The Expedition

Aral Kum Desert – The Expedition

August 2021 - After an early start from Heathrow and a few days in Almaty, Rosie and teammate Pom travelled by train for a couple of days to reach the Aral Kum desert.  Setting off with their "Ship of the Desert", their endurance expedition across the newest desert on...

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Tough Girl Podcast

Tough Girl Podcast

Interview with Tough Girl PodcastShow notes Who is Rosie? Being an explorer of the poles and deserts Wanting to share stories to motivate and inspire others Being inspired by Liv Arnesen What Rosie was like as a little girl Being brought up by nannies and going to...

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Leavers’ Day 2021 at St Mary’s Ascot

Leavers’ Day 2021 at St Mary’s Ascot

It was an absolute delight to speak recently at St Mary's Ascot Leavers Day.  With 30 people in the marquee, I gather some 1000 further people-watching in various bubbles outside the marquee and online. I really enjoyed giving a talk to such a receptive audience....

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Explorer Rosie Stancer on the ‘Mary-Jess Meets…’

Explorer Rosie Stancer on the ‘Mary-Jess Meets…’

I was delighted to recently take part in Mary-Jess Leaverland "Mary-Jess Meets" podcast where we discussed adventures and expeditions.  You can hear it all below (it is a long one so watch equipped with cup of coffee and biccie!). About Mary-Jess: Whilst studying...

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BBC One Countryfile – Big Adventures

BBC One Countryfile – Big Adventures

Fantastic to be on BBC One's Countryfile on Sunday 18th October 2020 talking about adventures and training. If you didn't see it, you can watch it on iPlayer (I'm 35 minutes in ... ).

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Walking the Monarchs Way

Walking the Monarchs Way

In August 2020, Pom and I  walked the whole of the Monarchs Way from Worcester via Bristol, Yeovil and finishing in Shoreham, West Sussex.  This 625-mile long-distance footpath follows the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the...

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Tessy Antony De Nassau’s Zoom O’Clock

Tessy Antony De Nassau’s Zoom O’Clock

Zoom O'Clock I was absolutely delighted to take part in my friend, Tessy Antony de Nassau's recent Zoom O'Clock Call where we talked about adventures, expeditions, passions, experiences and isolation as well as discussing our forthcoming expedition to the Aral Kum...

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All on the Same Journey

All on the Same Journey

Expeditions invariably test you with challenges but it always seems to be the toughest one that is the least expected. This time the Aral Crossing team face the same unanticipated challenge as the rest of the world. We are all on a voyage into the unknown.  The global...

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Tinkering with my New Trailer

Tinkering with my New Trailer

Tinkering around with my new toy at Bridgwater Trailers with boss, John Manders. My hi-tech prototype expedition cart - very economic on fuel too!   July 2021 Update ... This is the old model of cart, since discarded, and the latest and much-improved design will...

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Pawing Over the Map

Pawing Over the Map

A route briefing with Arabella, map spread out on her studio floor, offered some hairy moments with a determined bid from her two darling Irish terriers to be a presence if not at certainly on and all over the Aral Kum. As an ex Irish terrier owner, not only is all...

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A Quick Run Through the Car Wash

A Quick Run Through the Car Wash

A crisp, cold morning with a zingy wind and blue skies. What a tease ... Set off optimistically on a 2-hour x-country yomp only to get a thorough rinsing in monsoon-like rain, then pebble-dashed by hail pellets, rounded off by blustery blow-dry in a gale, before...

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Preparing Mind and Body

Preparing Mind and Body

Rosie undertakes an arduous training regime tailored to meet endurance challenges. Clearly not of a beefy build, Rosie is a great believer that gaining body strength feeds mental confidence.  She adheres rigidly to her programme which varies daily to include, gym work...

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Thoughts in the Studio for CNN

Thoughts in the Studio for CNN

In a pensive mood prior to filming on the Windsors series for CNN, probably wondering if my bra strap is showing ... The series is being broadcast from 16th February in USA.

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Rosie Breaks a Record

Rosie Breaks a Record

Congratulations from Our Ambassador Sir Laurie Bristow KCMG in Moscow on completion of THE Long Haul Expedition L-R Mike Laird, Rosie Stancer and Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation Sir Laurie Bristow KCMG display the Veterans Aid banner in Moscow....

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North Shore of Lake Baikal

North Shore of Lake Baikal

Well guess where I am … having reached the Northern point of Lake Baikal the frozen lake in Siberia, I pause to take in the view "At my most northerly point on Lake Baikal with the extraordinary monument and inscription. Me and my trusty sled Big Fat Bertha, adorned...

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Throwback Snow Days

Throwback Snow Days

Throwback Snowdays and That Cold Weather - Listen to Rosie being interviewed about how to keep warm in the cold - Great Advice

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