Explorers Connect

Powering the Adventure Revolution

SOCIALS

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.

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EC Stories London - Holly Budge on Everest

Prince of Wales, 150 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5TB
Wednesday 31st January 2018. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
(NOTE CHANGE OF DAY TO WEDNESDAY FOR THIS EVENT ONLY)
Tickets £6.60 (£4.40 for EC CLUB Members - find out more about EC CLUB)

Holly Budge is a British adventurer, mountaineer and public speaker, having recently returned from the roof of the world, successfully summiting Everest in May 2017. She documented her entire expedition on social media, using hashtag #everesteveryday, giving an intimate insight into the world of big mountain climbing and posted a photo directly from the summit.

Holly's vision is to empower and motivate others to daydream, meander, run, climb and jump into their own adventures of self-discovery, and in doing so, learn that with self-belief, determination and resilience, even the biggest of challenges can be overcome. Her message is simple: Think Big, Dream Bigger.


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EC Stories Bristol - Anna McNuff - Cycling South America

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

Anna McNuff is an endurance athlete, adventurer and self confessed ‘mischief maker’. Once upon a time she represented Great Britain at rowing, but after hanging up her oars she began darting around the world on the hunt for new and exciting endurance adventure challenges.

In October 2016, Anna began a journey to cycle along the spine of the largest mountain range in the world: The Andes. By the time she returned home to the UK in May 2017 she had pedalled through some of South America’s most remote and inhospitable regions, and ascended over 100,000 metres on a bike. Saddle up and join Anna on a return journey to the Andes, from the comfort of your adventure armchair.


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EC Stories Bristol - Wildlife From My Kayak

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

Rupert Kirkwood has clocked up nearly 20,000 paddling miles over the last 15 years and claims to be the only person to have kayaked every inch of the coast of SW England from Poole to Minehead (all 1156 miles of it). He frequently ventures a dozen miles offshore and has encountered whales, dolphins, porpoises, peregrines, puffins, seals, sunfish, sharks, otters, giant tuna and a swimming badger.

Rupert is passionate about British wildlife and loves the simplicity and silence of kayaking in the wilderness of the open sea and his talk truly entertains with humorous anecdotes and astounding images of coastline and many remarkable marine creatures.


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EC Stories London - Inflated Ambitions: Rafting in Afghanistan

Prince of Wales, 150 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5TB
Thursday 8th March 2018. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Tickets £6.60 (£4.40 for EC CLUB Members - find out more about EC CLUB)

In 2015, Jonathan Rider and Edmund Le Brun rafted down the Oxus River in Afghanistan from its source in the Pamir Mountains to the border with Tajikistan. Having never rafted before the trip, Jonathan and Edmund’s talk hopes to show that, despite its difficulties, Afghanistan is a country with enormous potential for adventure.

With the threat of a road from China being built through these mountains, this talk will also provide a brief – perhaps final – glimpse of a pristine landscape at an important crossroads in its history. They hope to shine a light on the history, people and animals who inhabit this wild landscape, and ask what impact a road could have on this fragile environment’s future.


VENUES

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BRISTOL

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.

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LONDON

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.