Details for this months talks are:
1. Jane Amelia Harries – Hiking the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela – sores, pain and bliss
At Globetrotters Jane will talk about hiking over 750 km along the Camino Frances, an old pilgrim trail from France and across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, which she claims was one of the best months of her life – so far (she hopes).
Jane is the founder of Adventure She, an online magazine which aims to empower, educate and entertain (predominantly though not exclusively women,) through sharing stories of adventure. She’s also a training consultant and presenter who originally qualified as a solicitor. Specialising in tax enabled Jane to mix work with pleasure, as she indulged her passion for travel whilst working with some of the Big 4 Professional Services firms on three continents
Jane describes herself as a ‘soft’ adventurer, some might agree whilst others my doubt her claim. Her adventures have included rafting and canoeing for 17 days on the Zambezi River; and travelling across China by overland truck before heading down Pakistan’s Karakoram Highway to Islamabad and doing the infamous Marathon des Sables, a 6 stage race in the Moroccan Sahara Desert, once described by the Discovery Channel as the ‘toughest footrace on earth.’
You can watch Jane’s TedX talk about her MDS experience on YouTube at
She’s also been a runner-up in veteran women’s team competition at the Australian 24-hour Rogaining Championships; raced across New Zealand’s South Island on foot, by bike and by kayak; and sometime ago, found herself in Venezuela during an attempted coup, as a passenger in a six-seater, flying below radar detection as planes were being shot at!
2. Julian Elliott – Forbidden Access
Photographic stories of going beyond the norm in order to get access to unseen views and imagery.
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Admission costs, we charge a small cash fee of £3 for Globetrotters members and £6 for non-members on the door to cover our expenses, tea/coffee and biscuits are included free in the interval between the talks.
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