London Meeting, Saturday, September 1st 2018

Details for this months talks are:

  1. Jane Harries – Hiking the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela.

    Success is so often labelled as winning, but there can only be one winner. Does that mean the rest of us are failures? It’s a theme adventurer Jane Asurmelia Harries explores in a talk filled with striking landscapes and human drama. In an intertwining personal journey, she revisits events that stalled her dream of competing in the famous Marathon Des Sables footrace in the Sahara; and how those disappointments and self-doubt ultimately propelled her when her time to compete finally arrived. Her simple message is not about winning or even taking part, but about never giving up. Jane is 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. Her adventures have included hiking over 750 km along an old pilgrim trail from France and across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela; 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.

    She’s 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!

    Jane also recently lunched a magazine called Adventure She

  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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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 between 45 – 60 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September. If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here

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