saturday 17 march
TICKETS: £15 | Under 25s & Students £10
DOORS: 7pm | START: 7.30pm
Book your place and join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our Bristol tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Ben Saunders.
Ben Saunders is one of the world’s leading polar explorers, and a record-breaking long-distance skier who has covered more than 6,000km (3,700 miles) on foot in the Polar Regions since 2001. Ben joins us fresh from his latest expedition in January 2018, when he became the third person in history to have skied solo to both poles! Ben will be joining us to share tales from his latest solo expedition and the challenges he faced.
Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent is an award-winning adventurer and author, with a particular love for embarking on difficult journeys through remote regions. In spring 2016, Antonia ventured on a 2000 mile journey to the farthest valleys of Arunachal Pradesh, a uniquely isolated, mountainous state clinging to the far north-eastern corner of India, to chronicle the history and legends of this mysterious and barely known part of the world.
As well as hearing from Antonia and Ben, we'll also be showing a selection of our favourite films from Kendal Mountain Festival 2017 – from flying above the Azores to freediving with Orcas, from skateboarding across Colorado to swimming in the wild ocean – you'll be taken on a journey you'll never forget!
Award-winning travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent will entertain you with stories from her travels to remote regions across the globe.
Joining us to recount adventure stories from the ‘land of the dawn-lit mountains’, Arunachal Pradesh, a mountainous state clinging to the far north-eastern corner of India. Expect vivid tales from the jagged, stupa-clad peaks of Tawang in the west, to the Naga villages and snake-and tiger-riddled jungles of the east. During her thrilling, gruelling and at times dangerous 2,000 mile journey, Antonia spent time with animist tribes, shamans, former head-hunters, conservationists and Tibetan exiles and explored how the people who live there today are bracing themselves for the encroachment of the modern world on their ancient way of life.
Alongside her travel writing and exploration, Antonia works as a TV and film producer and in 2017 she produced the ITV hit Joanna Lumley’s India.
Ben Saunders is one of the world’s leading polar explorers, and a record-breaking long-distance skier who has covered more than 6,000km (3,700 miles) on foot in the Polar Regions since 2001.
His accomplishments include leading The Scott Expedition, the longest human-powered polar journey in history, a 105-day round-trip from Ross Island on the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again and the first completion of this expedition that originally defeated Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Ben is the third person in history to ski solo to the North Pole, and holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton. He is a global brand ambassador for Land Rover, an honorary member of the Cordon Rouge Club, an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, a patron of British Exploring, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and an acclaimed keynote speaker, described by TED (where he has spoken three times) as ‘a master storyteller‘.