London Meeting, Saturday 5th Apr 2014

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Leon McCarron – ‘On Foot Across China: a 3000 mile trek from the Gobi desert to Hong Kong’

    Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish adventurer and cameraman. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and specialises in long distance, human-powered expeditions. At the end of 2012 Leon crossed 1000 miles of the Empty Quarter desert, roughly following the route of explorer Wilfred Thesiger and pulling a cart loaded with supplies.In May 2012 he concluded a 6-month, 3000 mile expedition walking the length of China, from the Gobi desert in Mongolia to South China Sea in Hong Kong. National Geographic produced a 4-part TV series of the journey: Other journeys include a 14,000 miles solo and unsupported on a bicycle from New York to Hong Kong, and a folding bike trip around the British Isles to climb the Six Peaks.

    Find out more about Leon at

  2. Dan Bachmann – Georgia: Good Morning Svaneti

    There are few places in this world which I would describe as magical, but Ushguli is certainly one of them. The history, culture, architecture, landscape and lifestyle are all part of an unworldly and unforgettable experience.

    Follow Dan on twitter:@danbachmann or look at his weekly photo blog:

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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