friday 17 FEBRUARY
TICKETS: £15 | Under 16s & Students £7.50
DOORS: 7pm | START: 7.30pm
In 2016 Jenny Tough ran 900km (solo and self-supported) across Kyrgyzstan from Karakol to Osh via the Tien Shan mountains.
Former Royal Marine Commando, Aldo Kane, now specialises in filming in extreme environments, a job which has taken him into volcanoes with Richard Hammond, up Venezuelan mountains with Steve Backshall, and rowing the Atlantic...
As well as hearing from Jenny & Aldo, we'll also be showing a selection of the best adventure films from around the world: be amazed by watching Johanna, the Finnish freediver who dives under the ice, and Tom Seipp, the fearless young cyclist with an incredible enthusiasm for long journeys on his bike, plus more of our favourite films from Kendal Mountain Festival 2016!
Jenny Tough has travelled six continents, solo. She has cycled around Europe, paddled through the South American jungle, run marathons on four continents, hiked throughout Asia, trekked in Patagonia, dived with sharks, surfed in the North Sea, competed in numerous adventure races, and lived in five countries. She believes that everyone has the spirit of an explorer within them, and that adventures are constantly at our fingertips. While some of her adventures have been epic, year-long expeditions, others have been equally gruelling micro-adventures, only hours away from the comfort of home. Her goal in sharing her adventures is to inspire more individuals to go find their own adventure.
Jenny says, "It all started when I was 10... And my parents lead by the ultimate example by taking leave from their 9 to 5, and moving our family of four onto our small sailboat to explore the Caribbean and learn about far-flung cultures, not returning back to normality again until I was 12. What happened in that period undoubtedly sealed my fate as an explorer and adventurer."
Aldo has ventured into active volcanoes with Richard Hammond, accompanied Steve Backshall up Venezuelan mountains and set records rowing across the Atlantic. Aldo is a former Royal Marine Commando who specialises in providing safety for film and television productions in extreme environments, a job which has taken him to hostile deserts with Man of Steel star Henry Cavill, Siberia with Tom Hardy and sinkholes with Richard Hammond. Then last year Aldo was one of five British men who rowed the Atlantic in a 8.5m x 1.2m boat, breaking several world records in the process, setting off from Portugal and landing in Venezuela some 50 days later. Is Aldo Kane the next big name in adventure?