Borneo

The final allocations for expedition 17M

29th November 2017

On Monday, our venturers headed off for their final phase. This time we have five teams and they will return to Buruni (Alpha 1, Community WASH Project), Kibinut (Alpha 2, Community Resilience Project), Coupe 14 (Alpha 3, Natural Resource Management) and the Crocker Range (Alpha 4 and 5, Adventure Leadership Project) for the final 3 weeks of this expedition. Take a look below to find out where everyone of 17M is spending their final phase.

Alpha 1: Kampung Buruni – Community WASH project

Alpha 1 is: Laura (VM), Matthieu, John, Beth, Karla (VM), Otto, Diede, Mya
Alpha 1 is: Laura (VM), Matthieu, John, Beth, Karla (VM), Otto, Diede and Mya

Heading to Buruni for the final phase, our group will be working hard to finish the last tandas and lay the remaining piping. Karla will be returning as VM for the last phase and is joined by Laura.

Alpha 2: Kampung Kibinut – Community Resilience project

Alpha 2 is: (From top left)Ziuwin, Nick (VM), Weiger, Gurpreet (VM), Rosie, Charlie, Suzanne and Annefloor
Alpha 2 is: (From top left) Ziuwin, Nick (VM), Weiger, Gurpreet (VM), Rosie, Charlie, Suzanne and Annefloor

Alpha 2 will be finishing the Community Learning Centre (CLC) joined by VM Nick and Gurpreet, who has been at Kibunut throughout the expedition.

Alpha 3: Coupe 14 – Natural Resource Management

Alpha 3 is: Jessica, Ethan, Oliver, Matthew, Hein, Ben, Emily, Rory, Douglas, Bobbie, Rebecca (VM), Helen (VM), Lucinda and Flora.
Alpha 3 is: Jessica, Ethan, Oliver, Matthew, Hein, Ben, Emily, Rory, Douglas, Bobbie, Rebecca (VM), Helen (VM), Lucinda and Flora

Alpha 3 is off to Coupe 14, one of the most untouched Coupes deep within the Bornean jungle where they will determine its ‘high conservation value’. Their VMs are Helen and Rebecca, supported by our Logistics team. Farah will join for the first part followed by Tina for the final week of the phase.

Alpha 4 and 5: Crocker Range Trek – Adventure Leadership Project

Alpha 4 is: (in height order!) Sarah, Sumita, Lina, Ellie, Emma, Nat, Doug, Fedde, James, Billy, Gilles and Reijjer
Alpha 4 is: (In height order!) Sarah, Sumita, Lina, Ellie, Emma, Nat, Doug, Fedde, James, Billy, Gilles and Reijjer
Alpha 5 is: (From top left) Connor, Adam (VM), Craig (VM), Joep, Ben, Neil, Ella, Kiki, Jocelyn, Lauren, Eleanor, Rachel, Andre
Alpha 5 is: (From top left) Connor, Adam (VM), Craig (VM), Joep, Ben, Neil, Ella, Kiki, Jocelyn, Lauren, Eleanor, Rachel and Andre

The final trek teams are heading into the jungle from different start points. They’ll be doing a 16-day, 80 km trek with jungle guides and their VMs Adam and Ella (Craig will be joining at resupply) and James and Emma (Emily will be joining at the resupply).

The start of Phase 3 also sees the departure of our first 7-week venturers, James, Molly, George and James. They all completed a mixture of Trek, Environment and Community phases – and learned a lot. They’re now off on their next adventures. We wish them the best of luck!

Words by Florence, photos by Larysa.

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Up next:

30 Nov – Loop to A2

1 Dec – Loop to A3 and A1

5 Dec –  A4 Trek Resupply

6 Dec – A5 Trek Resupply

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