One final thanks to all of those who helped us raise over £15,000 in the course of two evenings last month. The Nights of Adventure are becoming a really great series and I’m proud to be involved with them.
For those who have not been able to get to one of the events, you can always see the talks online. There are now about 100 talks archived here. As well as all the usual expedition epics (7 Summits, both Poles, Amazon, Nile, running round the world etc.), they also range from the man who lived in a treehouse to amputee mountaineers and a man travelling round the world in search of mullets.
I’m going to share a talk from the Edinburgh event today. I chose it for a few reasons:
- It was put together at less than 48 hours notice when I asked Manny to stand in as a last-minute speaker
- It’s only the second talk that has been given as a poem
- It’s a hard-core story. But -crucially- it’s a hard-core story from right here in Britain. I like that a lot.
I am very sad to say that the audio recorded by the cinema for us in London did not work. So I am afraid I cannot share those excellent talks with you.
However, it would not be unkind to the other speakers to say that there was a unanimous star speaker that night. And, fortunately, he has his own recording of the talk. I’m delighted to be able to share it.
I asked Dylan to speak about his quest to sail right round the coast of Britain. I expected a mild, pleasant talk from a mild, pleasant middle-aged gentleman.
Here’s what we got instead…
I can’t wait to see what we discover at next year’s Nights of Adventure…
And it’s not too late to get involved with the Summer of Adventure: