Meet Top Adventurers and Experts

Meet Top Adventurers and Experts

Get inspired for your next adventure

For explorers and adventurers of all ages, outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, climbers, campers or anyone who loves the great outdoors, you’ll find plenty to inspire, educate and entertain at the Show.

The Adventure Theatre hosts some of the world’s most intrepid and exciting explorers, survival experts, inspirational people and industry innovators.

Speakers confirmed include:

  • British Adventurer Ash Dykes - who claimed the title of being the first person to walk the entire length of Madagascar as well as previously having walked the length of Mongolia, is lined up to speak about his world firsts on foot.
  • Mark Clarke, author of High Point: a guide to walking the summits of Great Britain’s 85 historic counties, will be giving his take on walking in Britain and how to reconnect with the outdoors.
  • Bringing the outdoors closer to you, explorer and filmmaker Jacki Hill-Murphy has explored and filmed in some of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. She will be sharing her memorable experiences of walking the Amazon and discussing her ‘Recreating the journeys of the Early Women Explorers’ project which celebrates the achievements of some of history’s unsung adventurers.
  • Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell will be speaking about her extreme adventures, and Nick Crane, presenter of Coast will be guiding the audience through Great British Landscapes.
  • North Face ambassador and expedition chef Kieran Creevy will be talking about cooking in the wild, whilst world renowned climbers James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini will be sharing their breathtaking high-altitude film Shifting Dreams, followed by a Q&A.
  • Adventurer, writer and filmmaker Dave Cornthwaite embarked on a project in 2005, Expedition1000, which consists of a plan to undertake 25 separate journeys of 1,000 miles or more each using a different form of non-motorised transport. 3 books and 9 broken world records later, he’ll be recounting some of his favourite stories at the event.
  • Wild swimming can be a daunting experience - not knowing what lies beneath or how strong the current is. The Wild Swimming Brothers are advocates of wild swimming as a sport and use it as a way to highlight the importance of conservation. Get inspired to get out there and start swimming!
  • Former Wales International Rugby Union player Richard Parks, following his forced retirement from the sport, turned to extreme endurance athletics instead. Among his many other achievements since, he became the first ever person to climb the highest mountain on each of the world’s 7 continents and stand on all 3 poles (North Pole, South Pole and the summit of Everest) within 7 months. Hearing his inspirational story of his 7 Summits expedition is not to be missed!
  • Adventurer Laura Bingham is best known for cycling 7,000km across the continent of South America in 2016 over a period of 6 months with no money or support. She's also an experienced archer, knife thrower and fire starter and she'll be on hand to share tips and expertise to help you on your way in your next adventure.

Find out more about who's speaking in the theatre here.