Prepare for an evening of fantastic storytelling as Benedict Allen joins us to recount his Adventures in Paradise, in association with The Royal Geographical Society.
The author, adventurer, film-maker and international motivational speaker became established as one of the world’s leading adventurer-explorers through expeditions famously achieved by living alone with remote indigenous communities. Arguably, no one has lived so long, alone, in so many potentially hostile environments!
Amongst his accolades, Allen is the only person known to have crossed the Amazon Basin at its widest. He went through a ceremony to become ‘A Man as Strong as a Crocodile’, in which he was beaten every day for six weeks. He has even trekked through the Russian Far East in ‘the worst winter in living memory’!
In Adventures in Paradise, Allen reveals all about his dramatic return to Papua New Guinea with BBC Security Correspondent and wheelchair user, Frank Gardener. He recounts the adventures and struggles the pair faced whilst travelling through the country’s swamps and remotest haunts in search of the elusive Birds of Paradise.
Benedict Allen: Adventures in Paradise will be with us on Monday 19 July.
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