Night of Adventure 2016
THE world's top explorers and daredevils are gathering under one roof for one night only to share their experiences of adventure with a live audience.
More than 900 guests will be treated to 11 talks from some of the finest adventurers on the face of the planet during the 'Night of Adventure' event at the University of London's Institute of Education, in Russell Square, on Tuesday March 15, 2016.
Speakers include one of the world's leading high-altitude climbers, Kenton Cool, who has successfully climbed Mount Everest eleven times, as well guided Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the summit. Other speakers include a woman who ran unsupported for 1,911 miles across New Zealand, a British athlete who rowed, biked and kayaked around the Northern hemisphere, and an adventure seeker who hitchhiked his way around the world.
Each speaker will be limited to just 20 slides which will be shown on an enormous screen to accompany their tales. The challenge for the speakers is that each slide will scroll forward automatically after just 20 seconds.
The event's organiser is world-renowned adventurer Alastair Humphreys. Alastair's audacious feats include a four year bicycle journey around the globe, walking the circumference of the M25 and rowing across the English Channel. Alastair has also coined the term "microadventure" which has since gained him a global following, as well as earned him the National Geographic accolade of Adventurer of the Year.
"The speakers at 'Night of Adventure' may have travelled the world and found themselves in some pretty hairy situations along the way, but their talks on March 15 will be their biggest challenge to date," says Alastair, who is a Patron of Hope and Homes for Children.
"Once they begin there is no stopping or turning back - it's fast, furious and extremely stressful for the speaker.
"The audience must be ready to be swept from adventure to adventure with only their beer and popcorn to steady their nerves."
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now for just £20. All funds raised will go the UK-based charity Hope and Homes for Children, which works with governments in some of the poorest parts of the world to move vulnerable children out of harmful orphanages and into loving families.