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Travel Geeks: Walking & trekking — 5 July 2016

Tips, advice and expert knowledge – our panel discuss walking and trekking holidays. Plus, share your thoughts and join in the discussion with the panel and other travellers

Travel Geeks: Walking & trekking — 5 July 2016
Walking and trekking holidays

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

Is it better to strike out solo or head off with a group? Which company should you travel with? How do you pick the best routes for your abilities? What kit should you take? There are a multitude of factors to consider when planning a walking holiday. Join us for Travel Geeks: Rush Hour on 5 July, when our panel will answer all your questions about where to go and what to do. Come armed with a curious mind, your burning questions and any ideas you’d like to discuss.

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.


Andrew Appleyard
Andrew Appleyard, international sales manager, Exodus
As well as putting together tours for walking holidays specialist Exodus, Andrew has taken part in treks as diverse as Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp and the Mont Blanc circuit. He speaks on trekking at events around the world and is a keen amateur photographer.


Daniel Neilson
Daniel Neilson, travel writer
Daniel Neilson is a freelance writer specialising in adventure travel, and, er… beer. Until returning to freelance recently, he was the editor of hillwalking and trekking bible The Great Outdoors magazine.


Mark Stratton
Mark Stratton, travel writer
Hailing from Dartmoor, writer, photographer, and radio broadcaster Mark Stratton’s first long-distance hike was the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal. More recently he was part of an expedition making the first on-foot crossing of Iran’s Dasht-e Lut desert.


Simon Scutt
Simon Scutt, director, On Foot Holidays
After a first life as a chartered surveyor, Simon started On Foot Holidays in 2004. Focusing his company on Europe, he believes passionately that the real world is only experienced properly at walking pace.

Event details

When: Where: Wallace Space Rooftop Kitchen, Covent Garden, 2 Dryden Street, London WC2E 9NA
Tickets: £10 — includes a free glass of wine or soft drink, plus nibbles


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