Speaking this month we have:
- Nathan Millward – Sydney to London at 37 mph
Nathan Millward is a 35-year old male from the East Midlands who in his late-twenties prime embarked on an overland odyssey from Sydney to London. Subsequent trips followed, notably New York to Alaska, with recent time spent as Editor of Adventure Bike Rider and now provider of ‘adventure’ type copy to various motorcycle magazines around the world. Author of two books; The Long Ride Home and Running Towards the Light – Postcards from Alaska.
- Sam Williams and Sam Gibbons – The Cordilleras and their Communities
In 2013, Sam Williams and Sam GibbonsFrendo travelled to Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. Close friends since school days, the Sams went to explore this part of the high Andes, taking in some trekking, climbing and mountain biking.However, when they left it wasn’t just the majestic beauty of the mountains that stuck in their minds – although this has never left – but the people and culture of this remote but remarkably accessible area.This presentation tells the story of how they set out to stay connected with the communities that made their trip so enjoyable, and how in 2014 they went back to find a way in which other adventurous travellers can contribute to the remote and vulnerable mountain communities.
Sam is a researcher and consultant for charities, NGOs and universities. He currently works for the Institute of Development Studies. He has degrees in History and International Studies. Sam was born and bred in Devon and fell in love with the mountains while travelling in India. He has since visited 50 countries, climbing along the way. He has climbed in Tajikistan and Afghanistan as well as the Alps and the Andes and in 2010 was part of a team that made a number of first ascents in the Great Pamir Mountains.
Sam Gibbons Frendo
Sam works in Strategy and Policy for a research council, allocating funds for biomedical research. He has a degree in biology and PhD in Neuroscience. Sam’s love for the great outdoors was developed clambering over the granite tors of Dartmoor. He soon headed for some serious wilderness and has travelled extensively in Nepal, India and Latin America. His latest adventures have been trekking and mountaineering in the Cordillera Blanca and now we can’t stop him going back.
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