Explorers Connect

Powering the Adventure Revolution


As part of our commitment to the #AdventureRevolution, we host regular social events where a speaker from the EC community shares their latest adventure with us. Come along to meet like-minded people and get inspired! Currently in London and Bristol, we hope to be able to spread to more cities in the future. Everyone is welcome but tickets must be bought in advance.


EC Stories Bristol - Leo Forster: Rowing Great Britain

The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB
Thursday 3rd May 2018. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Tickets £6.60 (£4.40 for EC CLUB Members - find out more about EC CLUB)

Leo Forster is an amateur ocean rower and world record holder. In 2017 he set out to lead The Common Oars Team around Great Britain unaided. Prior to the row he had absolutely no ocean experience and had never rowed a boat! The crew planned to break the world record of 26 days but after enduring some horrendous weather and severe food rationing, made it home in 59 days. 

Come along and listen to an evening of tales from the sea, Leo's experience of a truly unforgiving coastline, how he ended up with an unexpected world record and how to start your own adventure. 

PLUS Adventure Networking will follow the talk from 8.30-9.30pm. At Explorers Connect we love helping you put together your own adventures so if you fancy joining others to plan adventures, big or small, local or overseas, please stick around after the talk. 

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EC Stories London - Chaz Powell: Walking the Zambezi

Prince of Wales, 150 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5TB
Thursday 10th May 2018. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Tickets £6.60 (£4.40 for EC CLUB Members - find out more about EC CLUB)

Adventurer and expedition leader, Chaz Powell, has been hiking and exploring the globe for the best part of 15 years. Known for his most recent adventure where he spent a combined duration of 137 days walking the 3000km length of the Zambezi river from its source to the sea and his ongoing project, The Wildest Journey where he's travelling by foot through Africa's most remote and hostile regions raising funds and awareness for wildlife conservation and anti-poaching. 

Chaz's Zambezi trek was cut short at the Mozambican border in 2016 after walking for over 2000km in the space of 97 days. But in 2017 he returned to walk the final 1000km of the river and completed his dream of hiking the Zambezi. The walk itself was far from easy. Chaz overcame many extreme challenges and situations during his gruelling, yet incredible journey.  




The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB (map)

Established in 1990, The Square is Bristol’s Private Members Club for the film, media and creative industries. A genuinely unique events space and party venue in the heart of Clifton.



Prince of Wales, 150 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5TB (map)

On the corner of Great Queen Street and Drury Lane sits this handsome Victorian pub. It was first established in 1850 and then rebuilt in early 20th Century, when the street was widened.