thursday 17 MAY*
*This event has been rescheduled from 1 March (due to the weather).
If you have a ticket for 1 March it will be valid for the new date.
If you are unable to attend, then please contact us directly to arrange a refund.
TICKETS: £15 | Under 25s & Students £10
DOORS: 6pm | START: 6.30pm
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 Harrogate tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up:
Jenny Tough is currently aiming to run (solo and unsupported) across a mountain range on every continent. In 2016 she ran 900km across Kyrgyzstan from Karakol to Osh via the Tien Shan mountains. Last October she ran 860km across the Atlas Mountains, a wild experience of hostile landscapes, desert heat, Berber hospitality, and overwhelming police encounters…
Markus Stitz is an endurance cyclist, singlespeed enthusiast and keen bikepacker. Markus is best known for his journey around the world using just one gear on his bike! He braved -17'C in New Mexico and 40'C in Thailand and will bring us warm tales from his journey across the globe.
As well as hearing from the two speakers, 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 Colarado to swimming in the wild ocean – you'll be taken on a journey you'll never forget!
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."
Markus Stitz was born in East Germany and has lived in various places around the world before calling Edinburgh home. He is an endurance cyclist and singlespeed enthusiast, and keen bikepacker, and recently founded Bikepacking Scotland. He has created and published a number of long-distance bikepacking routes in Scotland, amongst them the award-winning Capital Trail, the Reiver Raid and the Central Belter. He is a two-time finisher of the Highland Trail 550, cycled in one day from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and has cycled home for Christmas from Edinburgh to Germany a number of times.
Markus is best known for his journey around the world using just one gear on his bike! He braved -17'C in New Mexico and 40'C in Thailand and will bring us warm tales from his journey across the globe.