Leader needed for 2010 Skeleton Coast expedition

Posted: Jul 02, 2010 03:37 pm EDT

Do you have extensive expedition leadership experience? Do you have African wildlife knowledge and are you capable of handling a firearm? A British group is planning to walk 400 km along the Namibian Skeleton Coast in Oct/Nov, but due to unforeseen circumstances they are now without a leader and are looking for a new leader.

Andrew Miles sent the following message to ExplorersWeb:

Due to unforeseen circumstances our expedition leader cannot now lead this expedition on its dates for this year, so we are looking for a new expedition leader.

We are looking for someone with extensive expedition leadership experience, and someone with African wildlife knowledge who is capable of handling a firearm.

The Skeleton Coast of Namibia borders the oldest desert in the world the Namib Desert, which boasts the highest sand dunes on planet Earth.

In 2009 12 novice explorers whilst being filmed for television achieved something truly remarkable, they became the first people ever to walk completely unsupported the totally remote 500km stretch of the formidable Skeleton Coast, between Luderitz and Walvis Bay.

Now in Oct/Nov 2010 we are offering another golden opportunity to achieve a world first. This time walking 400km further North along the Skeleton Coast, again completely unsupported.

What also makes these expeditions so unique is that we are the first land-based expeditions ever to collect all their fresh water by hand desalination, direct from the sea.

We will have to pump for up to 5 hours each day.

The team will have to walk for up to 8 hours a day for 16 days carrying up to 35kilo packs.

The idea was to give ordinary people the chance to do something extraordinary, something usually reserved for the realms of seasoned explorers.

We could see Desert Elephants, Lions, Hyenas and Salt Water Crocodiles.

Temperatures can vary from up to 36 degrees Celsius in the middle of the day, down to 6 degrees Celsius once the sun has gone down.

Contact Andrew Miles at Brave World Films,
Tel +44(0)1273 265189 or +44(0)7771 522733


We could see Desert Elephants, Lions, Hyenas and Salt Water Crocodiles (click to enlarge)