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

Quintin Lake

Quintin is a photographer of landscape and architecture with a particular inspiration from long journeys undertaken alone and on foot. His travels with a camera have taken him to over seventy countries and have included accompanying mountaineers on sixteen first ascents in Greenland, with botanists on the discovery of a new species of orchid in the Peruvian...

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We're almost at the end of this season. So far it seems to have gone OK and hopefully our final speaker will be as interesting as the others. Do come to see Quintin's stunning photos and hear about his epic journey taking them.

Our shift to electronic tickets seems to have gone OK and those members of our audience who had a problem at first, now seem to be OK with it. Moving to electronic ticketing saves us a lot of effort and abandoning our printed brochure will save even more, as well as saving an awful lot of postage money!

We are normally able to sell tickets on the door as well, but we much prefer tickets to be purchased in advance. It saves faffing about with cash or credit card machines (although we can deal with both). The closure of bank branches (more coming, apparently) makes cash a particular hassle.

Anyone who still has a Peter Habeler ticket, please let us have it back and we'll refund you, our T&Cs (home page/about us/legal) has instructions.

Unless something drastic happens in the next couple of months, we intend to return to a fortnightly pattern of lectures next season. In April, we'll start booking speakers so there's still time to suggest someone, if you have any good recommendations. We keep a file of possible speakers and then try to set up lectures to provide a balance of activities from a diverse range of speakers. 

Stay well.

Steve, Steve and Dick


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Our past speakers list details all our lectures since Wilderness Lectures started operation, over 30 years ago. One of our favourite speakers was the mountaineer Doug Scott who set up charity, Community Action Nepal, to provide assistance to Sherpa communities. A gift aid form for C.A.N. is available here, if you would like to support the charity's work.