Duration: from 4 Weeks to 8 Weeks
Countries: OmanThe 2014 Gap Year expedition to Oman is set for new heights following the success of the 2012 and 2013 Expedition teams. Carry out valuable conservational fieldwork, experience a brand new culture, refine your film-making & photographic skills, and enjoy a truly unique adventure in a very special wilderness environment.
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The 2014 Empty Quarter Expedition is set to be an epic journey into the wildest parts of Arabia. It will cover 1200km of desert and mountain terrain, lasting eight weeks and undertaking important conservation and scientific projects on the way, above all the Arabian Leopard study. Projects will be carried out jointly between British Exploring and Oman’s Office for Conservation of the Environment (OCE), and we will be working with a group of local OCE rangers for a substantial portion of the expedition.
The expedition will bisect the Arabian Peninsula in all its forms, crossing the desert dunes, the canyons, oases, mountain ranges, pastoral settlements, estuaries, woodlands and crystal waters of the coast. Explorers will be trained and supported to lead their own mountain treks and their specific projects with autonomy, competence and confidence. Every member of the expedition team will become competent and familiar with the technical skills of a desert/mountain expedition, from mountain route finding to camp cookery.
The final debriefing phase will take place in the fascinating gulf city of Salalah, where explorers and leaders will mingle with the local people, their culture and the enchanting, ancient environment of the harbour market town. Here, participants will present their work and findings to middle-school students in an educational seminar in Salalah.
The expedition now includes an elective module in photography, documentary film making and travel journalism, giving media enthusiasts an opportunity to gain experience and qualification in journalistic skills.
Expeditions are 4 or 8 weeks long in January to early March 2014
All in-country costs (food, medical insurance) and group kit are included. Flights and personal kit are not included. As a registered charity we encourage you to fundraise for your expedition contribution which varies depending on expedition duration.
Fundraising & Bursaries:
We can provide support with your fundraising and have bursaries available for those who are struggling to fundraise.
This adventure would suit:
Someone between the ages of 18 & 25, who is looking for a truly unique experience on their gap year or career break. Our expeditions are located in some of the world’s most remote and wild locations that few have the chance to explore. Your expedition will involve a mixture of adventurous activities, environmental projects, trekking and wildlife with Film, Photography and Multi-Media aspects incorporated into the programme.
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Explore the world, discover yourself… with British Exploring.
British Exploring is a personal development charity that organises challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments to develop the confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration of its Explorers.
The British Exploring Society was founded in 1932 by a member of Captain Scott’s final Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13.
Each year young people aged 16-25, from different countries, schools, universities and many other walks of life, join together to take part in valuable adventure and environmental research projects in challenging areas of the world from the heights of the Himalayas to the heat of the Arabian desert, and from the valleys and glaciers of the Arctic to the lakes and rivers of the Amazon.
British Exploring is a small and personal organisation organising only a handful of expeditions each year. Opportunities exist on month-long summer expeditions for Explorers aged between 16 and 20 and those over 18 can also experience longer gap year expeditions to the Arctic and Desert.