Explorers Connect

Powering an Adventure Revolution

SOCIALS

As part of our commitment to the #AdventureRevolution, we host regular social events where a speaker from our community shares their latest adventure with us. Come along to meet like-minded people and get inspired. Everyone is welcome (but tickets must be bought in advance!_)


On 3rd June 2018, adventure runner Brendan Rendall stood in the Atlantic ocean on the shores of Hentie’s Bay in Namibia and gazed inland… looking west he took a deep breath, and began to run… over the next 98 days he would cover 2474 miles… to reach the Indian ocean on the other side of the African continent. Come along for an entertaining night and learn about his latest adventure which saw him battling illness, sand storms, wild animals and extreme heat to complete this epic ultra running challenge.


8th August, Bristol: 446 Mountains in Six Months

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Nicknamed 'Mountain Man' by the Sunday Telegraph, James Forrest is the record-breaking adventurer who climbed every mountain in England and Wales in just six months - the fastest ever time. Solo and unsupported, he walked over 1,000 miles and ascended five times the height of Everest during his 446-peak challenge. And he did it all on his days off from work, proving it is possible to integrate an epic adventure into your everyday life.


This London social has two speakers for you to enjoy. James Dyer will kick off proceedings with stories of walking the routes of famous historical figures including Lawrence of Arabia, Hannibal, and the Spartans. Phoebe Smith will then take the stage to talk about her ‘Extreme Sleep Out’ - a charity mission that saw her spending 10 nights suspended from UK landmarks up and down the country. More details on both speakers below.


On the 5th October 2011, Jeremy Scott began a challenge of a life time, a 2 ½ year, 51,916km solo bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. As he pedalled his way around the planet, Jeremy covered more than enough distance to circumnavigate the earth. This phenomenal journey was made possible thanks to the open-heart surgery which saved his life as a child. This incredible story highlights what anyone can achieve in life, if they are willing to take that first step.


14th November, London: Rafting in Pakistan & ‘Kadoma’ Film Screening

This London social has two speakers for you to enjoy. Jon Rider and Edmund Le Brun will kick off proceedings with stories from travelling the Hunza River in Pakistan by raft and foot to discover the impact of China’s investment in the Karakoram Highway. We will then screen the film ‘Kadoma’ - winner of the best Adventure and Exploration film at Banff in 2011. "Kadoma" was a nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who had explored some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December of 2010, on a trip into the Democratic Republic of Congo, tragedy struck and he was never seen again.


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