The ADVENTURISTS FILM FESTIVAL: with Ed Stafford, first man to walk the Amazon
Saturday 9th April, Royal Geographical Society, London
Adventure films are boring. The adventure world takes itself far too seriously – modern day explorers spend more time moisturising than getting out there and into trouble. And who wants to hear about professional climbers completing the 5023rd ascent of K2?
The Adventurists believe in adventure the way it used to be; when brave souls walked off the edge of the map…
On 9th April we’re presenting a mighty fine cocktail of adventuring stupidity to combat this increasingly boring, sanitised world… The finest speakers and most ridiculous adventure films, topped off with a Hendrick’s Gin bar and splendid exhibitors.
I need a day of proper adventure – take me to the ticket machine
The films will range from tales of ruinous road trips to Georgia to crossing Europe in a paper boat. Navigating the English Channel in a bathtub, being held hostage in Bolivia & falling out of rickshaws along with general mayhem on the road to Mongolia and a whole gamut of other adventuresome misdemeanours.
Ed Stafford, the first person to walk the length of the Amazon river is the headline speaker.
Ed’s 6,000 mile odyssey took 860 days; over a year and a half longer than originally predicted. He’s cut from the same jib as the great explorers of old. During the walk Ed was imprisoned, attacked by hostile locals, shot at by gun-toting drug traffickers and bitten by mosquitoes around 50,000 times.
Full programme and festival info on the website: http://filmfestival.theadventurists.com