Adventure speaking tour: A Mediterranean Odyssey

By AG Staff Writer 15 August 2016
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Huw Kingston, AG Society 2015 Spirit of Adventure award winner, is touring Australia to talk about his epic 14,000km circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea.

OVER A PERIOD of 12 months between Anzac Day 2014 to Anzac Day 2015, Aussie adventurer Huw Kingston hiked, biked and paddled 14,000km around the Mediterranean Sea.

His epic journey by foot, bike, kayak and ocean rowboat took him along 17 countries in Europe and North Africa, starting and ending in Gallipolli to mark the Anzac Day centenary. Sponsored by the AG Society, Huw’s expedition earned him AG’s 2015 Spirit of Adventure Award and raised $85,000 for the charity Save the Children Australia.

Huw Kingston

Huw Kingston pictured at the summit of Mont Blanc, Europe’s tallest mountain.

This August/September, Huw – an entrepreneur, environmentalist, cycling advocate, business consultant, writer and, of course, adventurer – is touring Australia sharing stories and vivid details about his incredible expedition, from reaching the summit of Mont Blanc to trekking across the European Alps and risking winter storms hundreds of kilometres from land.

The bound-to-be-inspiring and exciting talks are sponsored by World Expeditions and Paddy Pallin. Dates and locations below. Tickets are available to book online.

Brisbane: Tuesday, 30 August, 7pm

Melbourne: Thursday, 1 September, 7pm

Perth: Thursday, 8 September, 7pm

Sydney: Tuesday, 13 September, 7pm

Canberra: Wednesday, 14 September, 7pm


Every year, the Australian Geographic Society celebrates the best of Australian endeavour in adventure and conservation at the AG Society Gala Awards. Join us this year on 27 October.