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.
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
1.6 For more information please contact (at any time), Will Taunton-Burnet, Executive Director, BSES Expeditions.
Tel 0207 591 3141 / 3170 , Mobile 07966 528644, email@example.com
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.