Adventure of science: Women and glaciers in Central Asia
Open to women 18-30 years old
Program dates: 1-10 September 2019
Applications due 31 July 2019
Explore glaciers in Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan
During the 10-day expedition, you will discover glaciers and their environment in the Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan. Together with other young women (18 to 30 years old), you will elaborate on a science project and learn to navigate through an alpine environment. During the expedition, different challenges are waiting for us (mountaineering, scientific, etc.), which we will tackle together as a group. Mutual support helps you to develop your personal and professional skills, as well as further develop your passion for science and the environment. You will receive a training in mountaineering and learn how to set up and elaborate a scientific project.
“Adventure of science: Women and glaciers in Central Asia” will be held in English and Russian. An experienced, women-only instructor team is organizing the expedition and will guide you through this unique and exciting experience. The instructor team includes a professional female mountain guide and four female scientists. They will transmit their passion for their professional and personal occupations and share their energy and experiences in the mountains with you. “Adventure of science: Women and glaciers in Central Asia” aims to combine science, art, inquiry, and wilderness travel.
There are no participation costs and all necessary equipment including technical clothes will be provided.