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Wilderness Lectures Bristol

Wilderness Lectures Bristol
7 February 2018 No comments

We are delighted to announce that this winter we will be partnering with Britain’s most exciting series of adventure lectures - Wilderness Lectures, Bristol

Wilderness Lectures was established in 1987 by mountaineers Steve Berry and Steve Marriott who wanted to bring to Bristol some top outdoor activity lectures; they were subsequently joined by cavers Dick Willis and John Bracey. 30 years later Wilderness offers a core programme of 12 talks during its annual winter series. Wilderness Lectures also offers other occasional events such as its recent fund raisers in aid of the Nepal earthquake victims, the Jonathan Conville Mountaineering Trust and Community Action Nepal.

Svalbard day 4

In those 30 years, Wilderness has hosted speakers who are world famous, such as mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott, as well as those who are almost unknown outside their own narrow field; the range of activities featured has covered everything from high altitude mountaineering to swimming the length of the world’s great rivers to cycling round the world on a penny-farthing bicycle.

Whisky atlantic challenge

Photo credit: Ben Duffy

Dick Willis said, “Wilderness Lectures offers a programme of entertaining, inspiring talks to our audience of active and armchair adventurers of all ages. Our new partnership with Ellis Brigham is a natural fit and we look forward to working together to promote adventure of all types”.

Trekking across a bridge in Kashmir

Autumn/Winter Event Line Up

  • 04 Oct '17 - Russia and Europe, what next? By John Pilkington
  • 18 Oct '17 - Running the length of New Zealand (and other silly ideas) with Anna McNuff
  • 01 Nov '17 - Don’t count the days, make the days count by Nick Butter
  • 15 Nov '17 - Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
  • 29 Nov '17 - The Adventure Game – a cameraman’s tale with Keith Partridge
  • 13 Dec '17 - Pole of Cold: a journey to chase winter by Felicity Aston MBE
  • 10 Jan '18 - An evening with Hans Rey
  • 24 Jan '18 - The Yeti and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world by Steve Berry
  • 07 Feb '18 - Sailing around the North Pole with Sir David Hempleman-Adams
  • 21 Feb '18 - Choose your own adventure with Paula McGuire
  • 7 Mar '18 - Four Mums in a Boat by Janette Benaddi (of The Yorkshire Rows)
  • 21 Mar '18 - In the air by Alex Coltman
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