Riders Wanted For Expedition To Ladakh, India
Scientific Exploration Society is a registered charity, whose chairman
is the renowned explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell. We organise
short expeditions for scientific research, exploration and endeavour.
are looking for 14 team members with a knowledge or interest in
healthcare, anthropology, community aid and wildlife studies to
travel on this, the SES's first expedition, to the remote Himalayan
kingdom of Ladakh. Framed between two of the most imposing mountain
ranges in the world - the Karakormas in the North and the Himalayas
in the South - Ladakh is famed for its rocky desert, bewitching
silence, and for having one of the lowest population densities in
the world at just two inhabitants per kilometre.
community work will centre on healthcare and educational surveys
for the local population who include nomadic tribes. We will also
be carrying out wildlife studies focusing on Ladakh's incredible
flora and fauna at its most visible in July. This trip will also
be of huge interest to anyone with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism
practised in its original form. Ladakh's rich cultural heritage
includes ancient monasteries most of which are built on sheer cliffs
and are still actively functioning today.
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expedition will involve days riding and trekking and you will need
to be extremely fit. You will be 'living rough', sleeping under
canvas and cooking for yourself, enjoying the freedom of living
miles from any roads or other human habitation.
teams include a leader, a doctor and specialists to lead the project
work but we also invite applications from self-funded men and women
from all walks of life. It is our expedition team who make these
projects happen and we welcome the diversity of talents that each
unique group of people brings.
trip will run for three weeks from July 7th - 26th 2003. It will
cost between £3,500. This includes international and internal
flights, all equipment, support, transport, food and accommodation
where necessary and comprehensive insurance. If you are interested
please contact: Sarah Rundell at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 01747 854898 or via the web www.ses-explore.org.