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L-R: Adventurers Jade Hameister, Caroline Pemberton and Sandy Robson.

Celebrate women in adventure

  • May 30, 2017

Join us for an evening of courage and inspiration with three of Australia’s most outstanding women adventurers.

Caroline Pemberton, presenter of the AG Adventures TV series and the AG Explores documentary series, celebrates the spirit of adventure with special guests Jade Hameister and Sandy Robson. Hear their inspiring stories of dedication and tenacity in the face of huge odds.

When: Thursday 31 August 2017 at 6.30pm for a 7pm sit-down in the theatre.

Where: Museum of Sydney, corner of Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney.

Tickets: $35, or $30 for AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC subscribers.

Complimentary wine and canapés.

Hear how Melbourne schoolgirl Jade Hameister walked into the history books in 2016 when she became the youngest person to trek one of the more difficult routes to the North Pole at the age of 14. She faced dangerous conditions, freezing temperatures and the threat of polar bears. In May she will ski 540km from coast to coast across Greenland – the world’s second biggest ice cap. Jade is living proof that age is no barrier to achieving your dreams, no matter how big those dreams may be.

Meet sea kayaker Sandy Robson and hear about her five-year, 23,000km solo kayak journey from Germany to Australia through 20 countries, completed in November 2016. She was inspired by German canoeist Oskar Speck who, between 1932 and 1939, paddled a folding kayak along the same route. Sandy retraced his steps in the hope that her journey would inspire women adventurers and to highlight the importance of taking care of our oceans. Come along and hear the story of her epic journey.

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