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18.02.10
Forthcoming Talks

Below is a list of some of the places team members will be speaking in the near future. You can also see a list of the 40+ schools that the team will be visiting on the schools page.

If you would like to book a team member for your event, be it a school prize giving or a company conference Sarah Isherwood at The London Speakers Bureau (sarah@londonspeakerbureau.co.uk)

19th Feb Ministry of Education, Outdoor Education Section, Singapore

17th March United Nations Association, London UK

26th March Youth Olympic Games Youth Conference, Singapore

27th March The Outdoor Show, Birmingham UK

13th April Commonwealth Youth Summit, London UK

13th April Duke of Edinburgh Awards presentation night, Nottinghamshire UK

12th June British Antarctic Memorial Trust Lecture, Cardiff UK

3rd July New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, NZ

 

22.01.10
Ready to Speak

Fresh from Antarctica and armed with some stunning expedition photography all members of the Kaspersky Lab Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition team are now ready to share their stories and experiences with YOU. Hear the drama, excitement, tension and suspense of their adventure first hand by booking individual members or the whole team for your next event, conference or AGM.

Please direct all enquiries to Sarah Isherwood at The London Speaker Bureau on + 44 (0)1635 237785 or by emailing sarah@londonspeakerbureau.co.uk

For a list of schools that will be visited by the expedition team in the coming months please go the the Schools Page

 

Expedition team with the Commonwealth Secretary General, Mr Kamalesh Sharma and Mrs Sharma at Marlborough House

18.01.10
Taking on America!

What a week! The team touched down in London on Monday evening after an 8-hour delay in Madrid airport caused (ironically) by snowy weather. As we flew through passport control at Heathrow the 200+ guests at our welcome home event in central London were filing into the auditorium. We called in - live - from the taxi as we sped, screetching on two wheels, through London back streets trying to put on a bit of make-up and drag a brush through our hair to make ourselves presentable. Finally, 90 minutes late, we burst into the auditorium, stepped straight onto the stage and began speaking about our adventure - it doesn't get much closer than that!

Since then we have sat on the BBC Breakfast sofa for an interview with Bill and Sian, then flown to New York to be on The Today Show with Kim and Lester (see the interview here).

We've also had tea with the Commonwealth Secretary General, Mr Kamalesh Sharma at Marlborough House and been made honorary members of the Commonwealth Club.

Amid all this excitement, the girls have had to say their goodbyes to each other as the team return to their own countries. Reena, Sophia and Kylie have already flown home. Era will be back in Brunei on the 30th January and Steph will return to Cyprus on the 21st January.

The team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has given them such an amazing welcome home and made them feel very special indeed.

Now that they are home, the team plans to share as many pictures, films and stories with you all as possible, so watch this space for news of events near you!

 

The expedition team with the BBC Breakfast presenters

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11/01/2010

BBC Breakfast Television

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05/01/2010

Welcome Home Party - Monday, 6.30pm, London

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05/01/2010

Still looking good

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04/01/2010

A White Glow

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02/01/2010

Return to Patriot

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31/12/2009

Sitting around, drinking tea

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30/12/2009

KCLAE Team Reach the South Pole

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29/12/2009

Happy Birthday Sophia

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27/12/2009

So Close Yet So Far

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27/12/2009

The Last Degree

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Anything and everything they can get their hands on now that they are back in civilisation!

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The girls are home!

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The South Pole!

Fact of the Day

During the expedition the girls lost between 0.4kg and 6kg each

 

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