A Record Breaking Challenge 2014
Preparing for Next years expedition - Rosie Stancer North Pole Solo in March 2014
Rosie intends to continue her bid to be the first woman to walk solo to the North Pole
Under the kind patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales.
Flying to Resolute Bay on the northern tip of Canada she will set off on her epic journey across the frozen, shifting Arctic Ocean.
The expedition is expected to take some 60 days.
The North Pole is the axis of the earth’s rotation where all lines of longitude and time zones converge. It lies on floating pack ice in the middle of the arctic ocean 415 nautical miles from Canada.
This endeavour is a mental and physical challenge of the greatest possible order. In reaching the Pole and realising her dream, Rosie hopes to demonstrate to others that their goals, however daunting, can be achieved.
Rosie will be spurred on by the expedition’s charity, Special Olympics GB, for whom she is raising funds and awareness.
Last year Rosie Stancer was conferred with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University of Essex from the department of Biological Sciences, researching into Sports Science and Environmental Biology.
At the ‘Adventure is Great Britain’ launch for the GREAT BRITAIN campaign, in July 2012 Rosie was chosen to join the team of Ambassadors to promote Great Britain’s finest attributes of adventure.
She holds the world record for being the woman to have walked the furthest Solo to the North Pole, when in 2007 having walked some 326 nautical miles, extreme weather conditions prevented her from continuing on for the 89 miles further to complete the journey.