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EC Bristol Drinks 4th August: South America Odyssey and Books & Bikes in the UK
Feb
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

EC Bristol Drinks 4th August: South America Odyssey and Books & Bikes in the UK

After needing back surgery Caroline’s professions as a graphic designer and part-time cycle trainer were over. Needing a degree, she studied Literature while retraining. This inspired her to visit some of the places related to the stories and authors from the novels she had read on her course - and out of it a mini-cycling adventure followed over a literary landscape from the north-west coast to the north-east coast of England.

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EC Bristol Drinks 14th April: Aldo Kane –Filming Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge
Apr
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

EC Bristol Drinks 14th April: Aldo Kane –Filming Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge

Meet like-minded people. Get inspired. Everyone welcome. Thursday the 14th April

6.30pm Doors open.

7.30pm Aldo Kane will talk about his recent exploits filming around the world in extreme environments

Venue: The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1HB

Aldo will talk about his recent exploits, concentrating on his last expedition which sees him on screen in support of Steve Backshall as they explore the lost world of the Venezuelan Tepuis (sheer sided table-top mountains). Expect the world’s nuttiest pilot, unexplored cave systems, lighting strikes, wind and rain whilst the team climb vertical crumbling cliffs. But also unique wildlife in a beautiful and exciting place that very few have seen.  

 

Aldo Kane is a Former Royal Marines Commando Sniper who provides specialist technical support and safety to film makers around the world usually in extreme, hostile or remote locations. Over the last 12 months he has worked in 26 countries, lived inside some of the world's most active volcanoes, found treasure on Captain Kids pirate ship, scaled the heights of El Capitan, drove from Bristol to Thailand and set a new world record for rowing mainland Europe to mainland south America. Most recently Aldo was part of the epic Steve Backshall BBC expedition, Extreme Mountain Challenge in the lost land of Venezuela.

If you've not seen the show you can watch it on iplayer here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b073h9h8/steve-backshalls-extreme-mountain-challenge-episode-1

Venue: The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1HB  0117 921 0455

£5 on the door / £3 to EC CLUB members

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EC London Drinks 17th March: Bringing down the Iron Curtain, 5,000 miles from northernmost Finland to the Black Sea
Mar
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

EC London Drinks 17th March: Bringing down the Iron Curtain, 5,000 miles from northernmost Finland to the Black Sea

Meet like-minded people. Get inspired. Everyone welcome. Thursday 17the March

6.30pm Doors open at Prince of Wales in Covent Garden. We'll meet UPSTAIRS on the first floor

7.30pm: Justine Gosling talks to us about her expedition by foot and bike across Europe

Venue: Prince of Wales 150-151 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5TD

Justine's aim is to engage people in history through her adventures, and last summer left behind her job in the NHS to complete her expedition "Bringing down the Iron Curtain". The expedition was a journey of nearly 6,500 km and took her through 15 countries.  First walking the whole length of Finland camping along the way and the then cycling through Europe and finishing with a swim at the historic end of the Iron Curtain, the Black Sea. 

Throughout her journey Justine visited important locations from the period and met people who had lived through this difficult part of Europe's history to hear and share their stories - people who had escaped across the the Berlin wall, founded illegal opposition parties, risked their lives to get deportees back from Siberian Gulags.

She endured vulnerability in Romania being a lone woman, and survived being hit around the back of the head by a lorries wing mirror and being knocked off her bike in Poland.

Justine will be sharing her experience of this journey, the history of the Iron Curtain and the stories from the people who lived through that period of history with us.

£5 on the door / £3 to EC CLUB members

Please no food to be brought onto the premises. The Prince of Wales does a good value menu and killer burgers

Prince of Wales150-151 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5TD

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EC Bristol Drinks: In Search of the Next High Line
Mar
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

EC Bristol Drinks: In Search of the Next High Line

High-lining is an offshoot of slack lining; walking along a length of webbing spanning between two object. In 2010 Pedro Pimentel from Cardiff spotted a natural spine in a National Park in Sardinia and swore he would be back to rig a highline to it. Two years later a team came together, sailed there, rigged the line and walked it!

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