wilderness LECTURES

A winter series of public lectures in Bristol the theme of which is world-wide adventure.

Our lecturers are well known explorers, mountaineers, travel writers, TV personalities, adventure sports personalities or anyone who has an epic story to tell and can enthral our audience with a rattling good yarn. The talks are invariably illustrated with slides and/or film.

Featured Speaker

Chris Reeve

Chris (our 2019 Award Winner) hiked the entire 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2016 but the Continental Divide Trail is a significantly greater challenge, with more difficult terrain and a more isolated route that is not yet completely defined. Some stretches use backcountry dirt roads and the occasional tarmac road where off road trail doesn’t yet exist. The CDT was designed to be a wilderness trail, and the majority of the route passes through protected wilderness (under the National Wilderness Preservation Scheme), other public lands (managed by the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management) and National Parks, including Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain and Glacier. The beauty of the wild landscapes and route through incredible remote landscapes are Chris' main reasons to attempting this trip.

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A double transit of the North West Passage… just

Bob Shepton - 09/10/2019 19:30

check back later for details


North Korea Exposed / a New Era?

Jeremy Hunter - 23/10/2019 19:30

Jeremy Hunter’s Palace of Westminster-endorsed multi-media first-person reportage is a very powerful, ever-changing and spell-binding story that not only details daily life in the world’s only Dynasty of God-Kings but more importantly describes how close the planet was to World War III - during 2017.
Or might be in the future...

Reviews on Jeremy's North Korea talk:
'One of the most extraordinary events I have ever been to; congratulations on telling the story.'
'A fascinating, chilling yet horribly funny talk - you made it so accessible and visually riveting.'
'I have never been to a talk quite like it - indeed there possibly isn't a talk quite like it - but I can't stop thinking about it.'


Around the World in 80 day

Mark Beaumont - 06/11/2019 19:30

In 2008 Mark took the the Guinness world record for a circumnavigational bike tour of the World with a time of 194 days and 17 hours, beating the previous record of 276 days and 19 hours. In 2017 he did it again, completing the Around the World in 80 Days Artemis Challenge in a staggering 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes, having covered a total of 18,039 miles. Come and hear the story of this extraordinary achievement.