In this Travel Geeks session we’ll be discussing Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Unsure how to choose the right expedition and who to travel with? Where should you go, what should you do, who should you ask? All these questions and more will be answered by our panel, including ideas for kit, tips for when you’re there, and a whole bunch of entertaining anecdotes, too. All you have to do is come armed with a curious mind, your questions and any ideas you’d like to discuss.
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Adventure travel writer Dale Templar has been producing TV programmes in remote locations for over 25 years, including the Arctic and Antarctica. She recently joined the advisory board for the Polar Research and Policy Initiative.
Working with one of Europe’s leading outdoor brands Simon has supported expeditions and explorers, including polar adventurer Mark Wood, with the best gear to ensure their safety and success of their trips.
Tom runs the Penguin Lifelines project at Oxford University and the Zoological Society of London — through which he monitors Antarctic wildlife — and is a scientist in residence with Quark Expeditions, researching and conducting lectures aboard their voyages. He loves all penguins, but has a particular soft spot for macaroni penguins as they have the most attitude.
Jim McNeill is one of the world’s most experienced explorers. He has immersed himself in extreme environments for over 30 years and has assisted TV and film crews in productions such as Frozen Planet and Human Planet, as well as Hollywood blockbusters like Captain America. In 2001 he founded the Ice Warrior Project, training ordinary people to become competent modern-day explorers, undertaking groundbreaking, purposeful and worthwhile expeditions.
Moderator: Maria Pieri, editorial director, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
A family travel specialist, curious traveller and fitness enthusiast, Maria will be bringing a touch of order to the proceedings, and putting the speakers on the spot.
Tickets: £10 — includes a free glass of wine or soft drink, plus nibbles
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