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  Weekender 2005 / 6  


- Polar Explorer


- Courtney Love


- The Corner Shop


- Memory

Polar bear

In Weekender today, we hear from explorer, Rosie Stancer. In March, Rosie sets off on her latest expedition - walking on her own to the North Pole. We catch up with Rosie on a training exercise in Canada, in Resolute Bay. She talks about the landscape she's preparing to encounter.

As you listen, try to answer these questions:

1: What colours does Rosie mention when she's describing what it's like in the Arctic?
2: What is it like for her training with the army?

You can download the programme and script at the bottom of this page.


Vocabulary from the programme

on her/his own

a thick, brown, sticky, sweet liquid


proficient stalkers
here, very good hunters

command tasking
(an army expression) thinking through difficult problems in extreme situations

exploring your own boundaries
exploring your own limits as a person

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