We have just deferred our 2022 Arabia expedition for another year. Here’s why (from an e-mail to the team):
From: Biosphere Expeditions
Sent: 04 December 2021 12:40
Subject: Arabia expedition deferred
Dear Arabia expeditioners,
thank for your patience and kind words of support and encouragement over the last 10 days or so.
We now have three people who have already deferred to the expedition 2023 and three more who are strongly in favour of deferring / about to defer.
This means that it is now well-nigh impossible to run the expedition, whatever happens with the pandemic or the omicron variant.
I have therefore taken the decision to defer the expedition for another year and hope you will understand and support this decision.
The dates of the 2023 expedition are 7 – 14 January 2023. If you would like to defer to that expedition, then please just e-mail back and we will do the rest for you. You can also defer to any other expedition on our portfolio within the next 30 months. You can tell us now or later which expedition and we will handle everything else for you. Details of how deferment works are on https://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/faq#coronavirus.
If you require any confirmation letters for insurance purposes, then please also let us know.
Thank you again for your support and understanding. Thank you for your patience. I am sorry for the disappointment and the inconvenience this decision will cause you.
Stay health, stay safe and we will see you on the other side of this in a year, if not before.
Dr. Matthias Hammer