A night of Endurance
The Royal Geographical Society, (The RGS) Exhibition Road, London - City of London, London, United Kingdom
Join us and multiple world record setting adventurers Jake Meyer, Ben Saunders, Olly Hicks and Al Humphreys for a 'Night of Endurance' at The Royal Geographical Society, London, on 23 February 2017.
Generously sponsored by The Bremont Watch Company, all ticket proceeds will go directly to Walking With The Wounded.
Hosted by, and in conversation with Al Humphreys, Jake, Ben and Olly will take to the stage to discuss the most savage mountains, notorious polar regions and wildest oceans of our planet.. as well as much more.
Jake, Ben and Olly are all Bremont ambassadors and Walking With The Wounded is delighted to continue its long standing association with Bremont for this event. We are very grateful for their support.
Jake is a world record setting climber, having started climbing aged just 12. At 15 he watched the millennium dawn from the summit of Kilimanjaro, and this ignited a passion for mountains and adventure which would take him all over the world (20+ expeditions and counting). He beat Bear Grylls’s record of becoming the youngest Briton to summit Everest, and also became the youngest man in the world to climb the 7 Summits – the highest mountain on every continent when he was just 21. He’s also served in Afghanistan as an Officer in the Army Reserve, and in 2016 returned to Pakistan for his second attempt to climb K2 – widely considered one of the world’s most difficult and dangerous mountains. Jake will be back for his 3rd attempt when parenting allows, to take care of unfinished business.
Ben Saunders is one of the world’s leading polar explorers, and a record-breaking long-distance skier who has covered more than 6,000km (3,700 miles) on foot in the Polar Regions since 2001. His accomplishments include leading The Scott Expedition - the longest human-powered polar journey in history, and the first completion of the expedition that defeated Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton, a 105-day round-trip from Ross Island on the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again. Ben is the third person in history to ski solo to the North Pole, and holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton. Ben has exciting new plans for another big trip which he will be sharing at this event.
Olly Hicks is a world record-breaking adventurer, his expeditions and voyages taking him to every continent & ocean. He has produced 2 award-winning documentaries about his record-breaking ocean voyages. He is also a serving member of the British Army Airborne Reserve. He is currently preparing an expedition to make the first solo row around the world beginning in 2018. Olly has rowed the Atlantic and the Tasman sea, solo.
Al has cycled around the world, walked across India, rowed the Atlantic and much more. An esteemed author, speaker and pioneer of the 'microadventures' concept, we are delighted that Al can join us to host our 'Night of Endurance'.
The Bremont Watch Company (Bremont)
Bremont is an award winning British watch maker which produces beautifully engineered chronometers. Beginning in 2002, when they embarked on a journey to make beautifully crafted pilot’s watches of exceptional quality, and inspired by a love of flying historical aircraft, of watches, and of all things mechanical, Bremont tests their timepieces beyond the normal call of duty and are strongly aligned with adventure.
Walking With The Wounded (WWTW)
WWTW is a UK based charity which support all veterans with physical, mental or social injury to gain the skills and qualifications necessary to develop new careers outside the military, re-integrate into society and provide long-term security for themselves and their families.
WWTW stages high profile challenges with wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans to highlight the extraordinary determination and courage of these inspirational people. Through extensive media coverage we are able to raise awareness, and therefore funds that make real, tangible differences to the lives of the wounded. Adventure lies at the very heart of the WWTW brand, and we are so grateful to Bremont for making this event possible for us, and to Jake, Ben, Olly and Al for so generously giving of their time to raise a substantial sum for WWTW.
We do hope that you can join us for what will be a remarkable evening.
1830 RGS doors open
1830 - 1920 Cash bar open in The Map Room
1930 - A Night of Endurance - Ben, Jake and Olly in conversation with Al Humphreys
2100 - Q+A
2115 - Event finish
2115 - 2215 - Cash bar open in The Map Room
2230 - RGS closes
The main RGS entrance for visitors is on Exhibition Road not Kensington Gore. Please use the Exhibition Road entrance for this event. Sadly no parking is available at the RGS.
There is a cloakroom at the RGS which is manned at all times, and coats and bags can be left on arrival. All items are left at your own risk.
For any further questions on this event please contact Victoria on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a WWTW beneficiary then please contact Victoria on the email address above, or Viveca on Viveca@wwtw.org.uk to obtain a promotional code for a discounted ticket price of £25.
Please note that tickets are only available to be purchased online via this site. We are unable to take payment from the WWTW office or over the phone.