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Old 15 July 2009, 09:40   #1
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URGENT - RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Coastal) required for expedition to Greenland

1.1 Dates
Depart from UK (ex London Heathrow) on the morning of 20th July 2009

Return arriving in UK on 22nd July 2009.

NB We will consider suitable applicants who can commit to two or more weeks of this expedition, and will then look to use another individual for the remainder of there time.

Please confirm your exact availability UK to UK.

1.2 Location - Tasermuit Fjord South Greenland
The Fjord is 1.5 miles wide at the point of crossing.
The base camp location and landing areas on both sides of the fjord have been recced and are proven to be readily accessible for beach landings.
Ice free.
Water temperature 1-5 degrees
Air temperature average 5 degrees.
Very small likelihood of freezing at night.

Boatman of a 6.1m console RIB (BRIG) supported by two CCRC 520 (5.2m) Avon inflatables in safety boat role. Also crewed by RYA Level 2 Coastal qualified staff.

Main tasking - ferrying equipment and expedition members across and along a fjord approximately 1.5 miles wide. managing safety of passengers and equipment. PPE, buoyancy and dry suits provided. The RIB will need to be brought out of the water at nights. Daily serviceability checks, Engines maintenance etc 6m Console RIB has 115hp and a emergency 4hp. The Avon CCRC 520s have twin Mariner 25s.

1.4 Person specification
RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Coastal), with experience of use over more than 1 year
Ideally CRB checked
Willing and able to work as part of a strong leader team delivering a wilderness expedition experience to young people from all over UK aged 16-19.
Fit and able to live in expedition / base camp conditions in South Greenland. Appropriate personal equipment will be required.
First Aid qualification

1.5 Costs
None

1.6 For more information please contact (at any time), Will Taunton-Burnet, Executive Director, BSES Expeditions.

Tel 0207 591 3141 / 3170 , Mobile 07966 528644, will@bses.org.uk
Please be prepared to provide proof of current qualifications, evidence of experience and exact details of availability. An application form and process will follow, including medical declaration of fitness to travel.
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Sounds interesting! Is there a typo in the dates you posted?

"Depart from UK (ex London Heathrow) on the morning of 20th July 2009

Return arriving in UK on 22nd July 2009.

We will consider suitable applicants who can commit to two or more weeks of this expedition"


How can it be an expedition commitment of 2 or more weeks if you return 2 days after departing?
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Hi yes- sorry this should be 22nd of August (5 weeks) in total
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Edit: oops, I mis-read what you were asking for! D'oh...hope you find someone to help, wish I could take the time to do it.

Hi Alex

Can't help with the PB2 course unfortunately, but just wanted to say good luck with the application/expedition.

I was a young member of a BSES expedition back in 1984, and had a fantastic time. I still have strong friendships and great memories from it 25 years later.

The volunteer staff worked incredibly hard to make it special for us, and I'm sure both you and the expedition members will get a great deal out of being involved.

Have a great time!

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Alex,
Best of luck - hope you find what you want.
Keep the thread going with pics, or point us towards a website for updates and info when you get there.
Sounds great.
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