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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Serious Professionals

Serious Professionals

One of the TAK team owns the best Fitness & Gym Centre in East Anglia and one of the Centres services is First Aid. Here we see two team members being given a refresher course on ‘Dave the Dumb’ by Lee Watts, the centres owner and former Paratrooper, who together with...

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The Talents of Cat Vinton

The Talents of Cat Vinton

Lucky enough to win the talents of CAT A bit of legend in the world of expedition photography, the supremely talented Cat Vinton joins the team of women crossing the Desert of Death. The Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Expedition will test her skills. "She is driven by an...

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A World Without Bees

A World Without Bees

A World without Bees The China Exploration & Research Society (CERS) have been collaborating with the Ung Yay College of Hong Kong in the making of animation films. Watch this poignant animation film showing the plight of our Bee population. CERS/YUNG YAU COLLEGE...

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The Eric Hotung Medal

The Eric Hotung Medal

Rosie Awarded the Eric Hotung Medal 2017 at Scientific Exploration Society   Climate change and the reports from NASA showing the North Ice Cap turning from white to blue seems to confirm the likelihood that record set by Rosie Stancer on her ‘North Pole Solo’...

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China Loves England!

China Loves England!

China Loves London - A Video from China Television Whilst training for my next expedition to cross the Taklamakan Desert in China I was asked to appear on a short - China Loves London - Video to show how Great Britain is loved! 

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The Mayfair Collective

The Mayfair Collective

The Mayfair Collective The Woman’s Space celebrates & facilitates women of achievement - with Jo Malone speaking about the issues facing women today - 5 Carlos Place, Mount Street, London W1. Could there be a more appropriate time to launch a women-only co-working...

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Expedition in China

Expedition in China

The route of The Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Expedition 2018 will cross from east to western China, some 1000KM through the Taklamakan Desert. Setting off in 2019 a team of like-minded individuals will take on the challenge of crossing The Taklamakan Desert in Central...

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Sands of The Taklamakan Desert

Sands of The Taklamakan Desert

The Taklamakan Expedition’s Iconic Symbol - The Sands of the Desert are captured in these wonderful Hourglasses made by Lasvit and designed by Alan Chan Design world-renowned glass manufacturer LASVIT and design company Alan Chan Design - only 5 are available. The...

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The Team & China

The Team & China

My forthcoming expedition will be a joint Anglo-Sino project, into and across the interior of the Taklamakan desert which has a fearsome reputation and is not for the faint of heart. The Taklamakan desert has a fearsome reputation as China’s largest desert. Many have...

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Weights for Those Who Wait

Weights for Those Who Wait

Expert training regime ahead - Wait for those weights. LW Fitness 4all Training session this week. [Lee Watts of LW Fitness4all Specialist Gym](https://lwfitness4all.co.uk/ "")

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Taklamakan Anglo Chinese Expedition 2017

Taklamakan Anglo Chinese Expedition 2017

Alan Yau, Park Chinois, Cerno Capital and the Taklamakan Anglo Chinese Expedition 2017 When speaking to a number of guests at a lunch hosted by Cerno Capital recently, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Laura Winter who as a sports journalist, presenter and event...

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Special Olympics GB

Special Olympics GB

Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Summer Games 2017 Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Summer Games is the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. As the flagship event, it is held every 4 years and represents a...

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