Communication is Everything

Communication is Everything

Testing equipment for the Taklamakan Desert Expedition from our Sponsors Securewest International   The Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Desert Expedition - This photo shows me testing equipment for my next expedition to China. Capability for on-going coverage during the...

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Part of the Expedition Force

Part of the Expedition Force

Although the crossing of the Taklamakan Desert will be on foot, a number of camels are used ... ... to transport water and resupplies along the journey. These are examples of some of the animals the team have already chosen for the journey

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The Bystander 5

The Bystander 5

The Sands of Time Footprints in the sand in Taklamakan Desert China - October 2015 Recce for the planned desert crossing 2016 - The Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Expedition 2016 (TAC Expedition).

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TV and Rocks

TV and Rocks

It rocks in Scotland and China That well-known TV series Countryfile showing me in cold weather again in the Cairngorms of Scotland - a sharp contrast to the mountains of China where recently the team spent some time whilst on a recce for the forthcoming expedition -...

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Those Who Dream by Night

Those Who Dream by Night

T E Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom   “Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible”...

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Women’s Adventure Expo in Bristol

Women’s Adventure Expo in Bristol

Rosie with Felicity Aston, Jacki Hill-Murphey, Lois Pryce, Anne Daniels and Arita Baaijens the line up for the Women's Adventure Expo in Bristol November 2015. The first UK adventure and travel expo, dedicated to women, in Bristol on the 28th of November. The fully...

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The Bystander 4

The Bystander 4

Best foot forward to St James's Palace for a dinner celebrating our longest reigning Monarch.

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The Bystander 3

The Bystander 3

Bond Street beckons for two pairs of desert boots ... No. 3 Bystander Measuring up for my Altberg desert boots. Problem is, my feet are different sizes - does that mean 2 pairs of every shoe? Bond Street beckons surely.  

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Does it snow in the Taklamakan Desert?

Does it snow in the Taklamakan Desert?

Expedition Deputy Manager Lee Watts taking in the unusual view of the area above Urumqi whilst on a recce with Rosie for her Expedition planned for 2017 in this area. Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Expedition 2017 - Rosie planning a desert trip this year in China....

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The Bystander 2

The Bystander 2

Six months of training and in need of new orthotics and shoes methinks. Each week a new destination for these feet. This is the second in a bi-monthly series of The Bystander's Blog. Photographing the famous feet of Rosie Stancer and telling you a little bit about...

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Top Secret

Top Secret

Only two people know about Rosie's next expedition and this one isn't saying anything! Yet ... Rosie is in the final planning stages for her next expedition and she and her expedition manager will be flying off next month to do a three-week recce in the secret...

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Supporting SOGB

Supporting SOGB

HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg and Rosie Stancer leap into icy waters in support of Special Olympics GB at the Ice Polar Plunge earlier this year   Special Olympics GB Business leaders were challenged to brave the cold winter weather and leapt into our outdoor...

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The Bystander 1

The Bystander 1

Each week a new destination for these feet. This is the first in a bi-monthly series of The Bystander's Blog. I will be photographing the famous feet of Rosie Stancer and telling you a little bit about where they’ve been & where they’re going.   No1. In this...

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Martin Hartley

Martin Hartley

In the eye of the beholder - Internationally respected expedition & adventure photographer Martin Hartley joins the Taklamakan Expedition team.   His portrait commissions and expedition photography are renowned - beautiful powerful shots - bringing the...

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