Spirit Of Adventure - 12.30 Saturday 20th October
On the 12th May 2011 SQUASH FALCONER reached the summit of Mt Everest and stood on top of the world...
Not only had she planned to summit but was also aiming to become the first British woman in the world to solo pilot a paraglider from the top, as she'd done from the top of Mont Blanc. Sadly the weather conditions were too bad to allow her to jump off the world's tallest mountain.
Squash is a record-breaking adventurer and mountaineer. The story of her unique and quirky expeditions will leave you both amused and inspired.
Her message is simple: "Whatever your dream or goal or plan is, whether ridiculously big or so small it seems insignificant, it really is worth going for it."
Following Squash's talk we'll show two acclaimed and award-winning films following the theme of 'Spirit Of Adventure'...
2992 miles from source to sea. Ex Royal Marine Phil Harwood set out on a five-month-long solo descent of the mighty Congo River in Central Africa.
In MAZUNGU Phil films his epic adventure. Years of civil war and corruption, not to mention crocs, hippos, cannibals and huge white-water mean all but the most adventurous have given the Congo a wide berth.
BAFFIN BABES = 4 young Scandinavian women + 120kg sleds + 1200km at -40C for 80 days
Share their infectious enthusiasm as they face the the dangers of polar bears and debilitating illness and experience the joy of sub-zero skinny-dipping and Arctic aerobics!