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.

Please check our Whats On to see this season's line-up.


Coming Up Next...

North Korea - Propaganda and the Cult of the Kim/Daily Life in the Hermit Kingdom

Jeremy Hunter - 23/10/2019 19:30

Jeremy Hunter takes us behind the scenes of this fascinating country and vividly depicts daily life in the Hermit Kingdom.

Over the past thirty years, Jeremy Hunter has divided his time between television and photo-journalism. He was a foreign correspondent based in Tehran, reporting extensively from around the world from the civil war in the Lebanon to the coronation of the cannibal "Emperor" Jean-Bedel Bokassa in the Central African Empire.

This was followed by a period as at Granada TV, the BBC and Channel 4's 'Cutting Edge'. His reportages have been recognised with two UNESCO awards.

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.'

Walking the Continental Divide

Chris Reeve - 08/01/2020 19:30

Canoeing 2,500 Miles through the Canadian North - title TBC

John Harrison - 26/02/2020 19:30

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