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A Change in Direction with Dwayne Fields

Sun 28th Mar 2021, 18:00pm (Europe/London)

Join us for our first dedicated walking session this evening - starting with adventurer and explorer Dwayne Fields

Speaking in this session

Dwayne Fields

Dwayne Fields

In 2010 Dwayne Fields was the first young black Briton to walk 370 miles to reach the Magnetic North Pole.

Born in Jamaica, Dwayne grew up in the UK from the age of 6. He has been the victim of both knife and gun crime and as a result of his experiences of the effects of gangs and crime, he decided to change his life.

He became an adventurer/explorer, completed a combined honours degree in Psychology, International Development and Business Management and spent three years as an electrical mechanical engineer for London Underground before following his passion and raising funds to reach the magnetic North Pole.

In 2010, Dwayne walked to the Magnetic North Pole, becoming the first black Briton to achieve this feat. On his return he was invited to Buckingham Palace to a reception to mark the centenary of Scott’s expedition to the South Pole in the presence of the HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

In 2013 Dwayne was awarded the Freedom of the City of London.

Dwayne currently works with young people in inner city areas. Dwayne is a dedicated Ambassador for the Scout Association, the National Trust the Woodland Trust and Ordnance Survey and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

At the end of 2019 Dwayne and his expedition partner Phoebe Smith, on a mission to engage young people to realise there are epic adventures on their own doorstep, highlight environmental issues close to home and turn the spotlight on wildlife conservation efforts undertook an expedition from the northernmost to the southernmost points of mainland Britain, in their ‘Seabirds to South’ adventure. This was the same distance they will walk in their planned carbon neutral trip to Antarctica in 2022. Their next project is to take a group of under-privileged young people to Antarctica in 2021 on a specially chartered expedition ship through their #WeTwo Foundation.

Dwayne is a force to be reckoned with and is currently planning his next adventure and working on several broadcast projects.

Preparing and undertaking a long distance hike Alex Roddie and Jenny Tough

Sun 28th Mar 2021, 18:30pm (Europe/London)

We catch up with Alex Roddie, outdoor adventurer, writer and photographer and Jenny Tough, adventurer and film maker for some advice on how to prepare for a long distance hike. 

This session will be followed with a live Q&A - submit your questions in the comments area during the live stream.

Speaking in this session

Alex Roddie

Alex Roddie

Alex Roddie is an editorial professional, outdoor writer and photographer with a passion for the wild places of Britain and Europe. As editor of Sidetracked magazine, it's his privilege to work with some of the most talented outdoor writers and photographers in the world. He writes for the UK outdoor press and is happiest when on a mountain as far from civilisation as possible. In recent years he has completed long-distance backpacking journeys including the Cape Wrath Trail, Mercantour Traverse, and Haute Route Pyrenees, and in another life was a winter climber based in Glen Coe, Scotland.

Jenny Tough

Jenny Tough

Jenny Tough is a writer and adventurer, and an enthusiast for all things endurance challenges, particularly in the mountains. Whether it be a race or a solo adventure, her desire to push her limits has led her to numerous corners of the world. She is currently working on a global challenge to run, solo and unsupported, across a mountain range on every continent (5/6 complete). She’s also competed in long-distance bikepacking races, including becoming the first woman to finish both the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Race and Atlas Mountain Race – considered two of the toughest off-road bike races.

Outside of her personal pursuits, she is on a mission to get more people outside and challenging their own comfort zones, particularly women and girls, which she has championed by launching a book called Tough Women: Adventure Stories.

An interview with Nicholas Crane

Sun 28th Mar 2021, 19:00pm (Europe/London)

Many of you will recognise Nicholas Crane from BBC's Coast series. Join us as we interview Nicholas this evening. 

This session will be followed with a live Q&A - submit your questions in the comments area during the live stream.

Speaking in this session

Nicholas Crane

Nicholas Crane

Nick is an award-winning author and broadcaster whose books include Clear Waters Rising, Two Degrees West, Mercator, The Making of the British Landscape, Why Geography Matters and Latitude.

On TV, he is best known as the BBC presenter of BAFTA winning series Coast, Map Man, Great British Journeys, Britannia and Town.

Nick has travelled in all seven of the world’s continents. In 1986, with his cousin, Dr Richard Crane, he identified and visited for the first time the Pole of Inaccessibility. In 1992-3, Nick undertook a 10,000 kilometre solo walk along Europe’s mountain ranges.

Between 2015 and 2018, Nick served a three-year fixed term as President of the Royal Geographical Society.

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