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EC London Drinks: Kayaking The Amazon

  • The Prince of Wales Covent Garden London United Kingdom (map)

Meet like-minded people. Get inspired. Everyone welcome. Thursday 21st January

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

7.30pm Tarran Kent-Hume shares his journey of kayaking the length of the Amazon in 2015

On a mammoth 6,500km journey, Tarran Kent-Hume and Olie Hunter Smart followed the longest river in the world, the Amazon, from source to sea. The 5 month expedition finished in October 2015. Paddling through Peru's infamous Red Zone – riddled with drug traffickers – and dodging pirates, gunfire and sunstroke along the way. Tarran will share his stories with incredible images taken from the nose of his kayak.

Tarran, grew up in Tasmania where he had the freedom of 10 acres to run around and immerse himself in the world around him. With a burning desire and determination to become a professional footballer he organized trails and booked a one-way ticket to London a few weeks after his 18th birthday. After playing semi-professionally for 5 years he ventured over to Vancouver to become a Personal Trainer and then back to London to a financial Head Hunting job. After learning and engaging in this world Tarran began to understand that he was capable of so much more as well as learning what he didn’t want his life to be. Long hours and lack of creativity lead to boredom. He had to make a change and that’s what he did. In 2013 he set out to change the direction of his life, and through some painful transitions and re-education he came to his biggest and most epic of adventures, to kayak the river Amazonas.

£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