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Travel Geeks: Walking and Trekking – 11 July 2017

National Geographic Traveller (UK) presents a panel talk on walking and trekking trips, in association with Intrepid Travel. Hear top advice from our experts and enjoy a drink

Travel Geeks: Walking and Trekking – 11 July 2017

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Put your best foot forward for an hour of all things trekking- and walking-related. From the wilderness of Patagonia to the green serenity of the UK, discovering the world by foot is an experience like no other. Whether you’re a hard-boiled adventurer looking for inspiration or a keen beginner wanting to know the basics, our expert panel will discuss their most memorable experiences and share tips on making the most of your next walking adventure, with the chance for Q&A at the end.

Also on hand will be survival experts Trueways Survival with a whole host of tips, tricks and tools for making the most of the outdoors, including everything from navigation to bushcraft for out-there exhibitions or urban survival. There’ll also be some live demonstrations to get you inspired for your next adventure!

Don’t rush off, join our after-work get togethers.

Top tips, advice, technical know-how, photo ideas… and a glass of something cheery. Our series of informal chats are tailored to fit in with your busy lives. Travel Geeks: Rush Hour is just an hour long, and offers you the chance to hear from our experts, share a drink and join in the lively debate.

Sponsored by

Intrepid Travel


Daniel Raven-Ellison, National Geographic emerging explorer
As well as an emerging explorer for National Geographic, Daniel is a guerrilla geographer and also leads the campaign for London to become the world’s first National Park City. As a keen walker, he once walked 1,686km across the UK’s national parks and 69 cities and also climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest over ten days using hundreds of buildings across London. @DanRavenEllison


Mark Rowe, journalist
Mark is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller and The Independent, having written a number of walking-related features, including part of our May 2017 cover story. His hikes have taken him across the world, from destinations including an island in Suffolk once used for nuclear testing, to the likes of Nepal, Australia and the Arctic. markrowe.eu


Melissa Harrison, novelist and writer
Melissa is a nature writer, regularly appearing in The Times with her ‘Nature Notebook’ column. A keen walker, she has followed a number of walking routes of all lengths and abilities, and summited Helvellyn four times. Her most recent book, Rain: Four Walks in English Weather, is published by Faber. melissaharrison.co.uk

Tom Bray, Intrepid Travel
Tom is Intrepid Travel‘s sales team leader. With Intrepid’s wide range of walking and trekking tours, from the treasures of Turkey to a trek through Argentina’s jagged Torres del Paine National Park, Tom will be on hand to offer plenty of inspiration for beginners and experts alike.

Moderated by

Glen Mutel, deputy editor, National Geographic Traveller
Glen is the deputy editor at National Geographic Traveller, and will be bringing a touch of order to the proceedings, adding his own tips and tales throughout the evening.

Event details

When: Where: Intrepid UK, 1st Floor, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, London SW9 8DJ
Tickets: £10 — includes a free glass of wine, a beer or soft drink, plus nibbles.