On a brighter note, if you are interested in exploring and adventure, there are still places on our Sinai 2010 Expedition.
The Grand Canyon – by no means a small feat of nature, will host another expedition for YSES in 2010 to follow in the footsteps of many who have gone before… The expedition party will be split into three teams for the first trekking phase. This will take the teams down from the Canyon Rim to the Colorado River over an eleven day period. Expeditioners need to be fit, healthy and ready for the challenges on this breath taking experience of a lifetime.
The teams link with the National Park to complete survey and project work that has been instigated by past expeditions. The wilderness trekking requires teams to be self sufficient with their food and water. Temperatures in the canyon itself can soar to over 50 deg Celcius! Although technically a desert environment, there is a bounty of flora and fauna to be seen, with remarkable sunsets, and spectacular thunderstorms.
Having been comprehensively briefed and kitted up, the team then heads to Lees Ferry for an awesome eleven day descent of the Colorado by oar raft. Supported by experienced raft guides, we follow the historic trip down through the geological eras. With a trip planned every day up side canyons, caves and to enormous waterfalls, the stories will be told for many years to come of trepidation, wonder and bravery.
We will see the settlements of Anasazi indians as our journey follows the red rivers course, all to the sound of the canyon wren. The cost of this trip will be in the region of £3600 for a months trip, exclusive of flights, but including transfers to Grand Canyon village, food, rafting kit and staff. There will be plenty of support to raise funds, and we are planning to have some skills training, orientation and familiarisation weekends in 2009 to prepare the intrepid team.
Expedition Leader, Allie Goodwill