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First Bruneian to reach the South Pole

July 7, 2008

Calling all Bruneian ladies! (Sorry ladies only)

How would you like to spend your 2010 New Year’s Eve? Fancy standing on layers of ice as you watch the blue sky above while the temperature is at -50ºC? Would you be willing to travel (or ski) 500 miles across the Antarctica to reach the South Pole? If you are selected, you will make history as the first Bruneian (beating the men) to reach the South Pole.

Yes? Then read on:

The Commonwealth Expedition is looking for a Bruneian lady to join the Commonwealth Women’s Antarctic Expedition. Eight women representing the Republic of Cyprus, Ghana, India, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, New Zealand and Jamaica, as well as a representative from the United Kingdom to join the team as a reserve would be travelling in the South Pole in November 2009 (next year!).

The expedition would be led by a 30-year old Felicity Aston (who?) – well, who has spent the last ten years organizing, leading and taking part in expeditions to some of the most remote regions of the world, she said. Read more on her interesting info here.

They are not looking for a super-human athlete but qualities in these three words: passion, enthusiasm and willingness. No previous expedition experience required as long as you fulfil all the criteria listed here.

According to its official website, ‘…all costs of the expedition will be met through commercial sponsorship so you will not be asked to pay for anything, though you will be asked to help in the team effort to find sponsors.’

So, click here to apply as the closing date for Brunei is 5 September 2008. Interview date would be 13 September 2008 (fasting month). Hurry hurry!


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