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!

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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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Through Moscow Airport

Through Moscow Airport

Heading on our way to start our Long Haul Expedition on the frozen Lake Baikal. Two small sledges and a baggage trolly full of kit will follow Mike Laird and Rosie Stancer across Russia to Irkutsk near to the starting points of their double Solo haul along Lake...

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The Long Haul Expedition

The Long Haul Expedition

Extreme support for the charity Veterans Aid crossing Lake Baikal in Siberia THE LONG HAUL Rosie and Mike Laird announce their planned expedition to walk and ski 725k across frozen Lake Baikal in Eastern Russia – to set a new record and in support of UK ex-service...

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Route of The Long Haul

Route of The Long Haul

An interview with Mike Laird & Rosie Stancer who will travel the length of Lake Baikal This expedition is in support of Veterans Aid and in an interview with Dr Hugh Milroy CEO of the charity Mike Laird explained “This route takes in the most southerly, westerly,...

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See You on the Ice

See You on the Ice

Mike Laird - joins Rosie Stancer on their Long Haul Expedition - Double Solo Duo “See you on the ice” will take on a whole new meaning for Mike Laird (pictured above) and I when we meet at the half-way point of The Long Haul – the 725km walk across frozen Lake Baikal....

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Leading Camels Back to Base

Leading Camels Back to Base

Having completed 200km, the team return from the desert in Oman in time for the winter break. Our Chinese team member, having a longer journey back to Beijing, whilst four members from UK return to London via Muscat.

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Not Dodgy Water

Not Dodgy Water

Testing Lifesaver Water Purification system Turn dodgy tap water, questionable bottled water or even dirty water from rivers, lakes and puddles into safe, drinkable water instantly. Here we tested the Lifesaver water purification system from our sponsor LifeSaver....

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Disappearing Polar Ice Caps

Disappearing Polar Ice Caps

Watch this animation from NASA, [VIDEO CLIP LINK ]https://youtu.be/2MhcPvX7enA Polar Ice Cap Arctic sea ice has not only been shrinking in surface area in recent years, it’s becoming younger and thinner as well. In this animation, where the ice cover almost looks...

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Berghaus – Live for Adventure

Berghaus – Live for Adventure

Award-winning international film & speaker event sharing the best stories in adventure. 15 – 18 November 2018. Kendal Mountain Festival 15-18th November Kendal, Cumbria, UK. Featuring our sponsors Berghaus. Saturday 17th November 2018 Berghaus Women in Adventure...

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Up and Over – Team Training

Up and Over – Team Training

Due to ‘unanticipated circumstances’ as they say in the FO, Team TAK find themselves waiting for the postponed permit to cross the Taklamakan Desert. But there are no plans for idleness. In late November, the training continues and to keep motivated, the team of 5 men...

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