Speaking this month we have:
Jan Meek – Unfinished Business – The Arctic
Jan’s talk covers the two expeditions to the magnetic and geographic north poles, the first in 2007 when she and her son together with Richard Profit, successfully walked and skied 350 miles (560 km) from Resolute, Nunavut to the Magnetic North Pole in 20 days and 5 hours and the second less than 12 months later with top explorer David Hempleman-Adams to the Geographic North Pole.
Jan Meek is a three times Guinness World Record holding adventurer, ocean rower, and polar adventurer. You can find more information about Jan at http://www.janmeek.com
Geoffrey Roy – Close Encounters with the Ice Bear
Geoffrey had an obsession with Polar Bears and headed off to Manitoba in search of that magical close-up.
He’s been to the North Pole twice and South Pole once, been to Mt Everest 3 times (most recently in 2012 – in winter). He has summited Mt Kilimanjaro 13 times, Mt Kinabalu 6 times, as well as the active volcano Mt Sangai as well as Mt Sumarco, Cotapaxi and the other volcanoes of the Andes Avenue in Ecuador.
Geoffrey was a finalist in the 2008 Hasselblad Masters Competition, winner of the Best Consumer Travel Writer at the 1998 Canada Travel Awards for an article on the Yukon and shortlisted in the Specialist Magazine category at the 1996 Travelex Travel Writing Awards for a story he wrote about the Amazon.
London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.
Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.
There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.
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