Adventure speaking tour: A Mediterranean Odyssey
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 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.