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ADVENTURERS ASSEMBLE

We’re assembling the word’s leading adventurers at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park from 24th -26th September.

 

From ocean rowers to adventure bikers, we'll have all kinds of different adventurers along. Check out below for the speakers who are already released and make sure you keep an eye on this page for the many more speakers to come!

 

Convinced you’re ready for the adventure? Grab an early bird ticket on the button below!

ALL THE INSPIRATION YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED...

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Conrad Humphreys

Conrad is a triple round the world yachtsman. He competed as the youngest entrant in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. he led his team to victory in the BT Global Challenge and became the fifth British yachtsman in history to complete the legendary Vendée Globe, single-handed, non-stop around the world. Most recently Conrad sailed 4,000 miles across open ocean in a recreation of Captain Blight's epic story of survival, Mutiny on the Bounty, for Channel 4. 

Simon & Lisa Thomas

Lisa & Simon first went out to ride around the world in May of 2003 and have since ridden an insane 500,000 miles! They’ve survived a broken neck and malaria in the Amazon, being shot at in Russia, traversed 36 deserts, and were threatened with expulsion having been wrongfully accused of kidnapping a President’s son. After 17 years on the road they've got a few stories to tell.  

Helen Lloyd

Helen spends most of her time travelling. Even when she’s working to save up for the next trip, she maintains the freedom of an itinerant lifestyle by residing in her van. For her first big overland journey, she cycled from the UK to Cape Town. Since then she’s pedalled down North and Central America and across Asia, pack-rafted in Nicaragua, bought and ridden a horse in Kyrgyzstan, and paddled a pirogue down the Niger River in Guinea.

Steph Jeavons

Steph’s the first person ride a motorcycle on all seven continents while circumnavigating the globe. This whopping around the world trip took 4 years to complete and since then, she has gone on to lead the first all-female team of motorcyclists to Everest Base Camp. Impressive stuff! Steph has just launched a new book about the trip and her life in general called ‘Home By Seven’.

The Sidecar Guys

Armchair Adventure Festival hosts and founders, Matt and Reece, hold the unique Guinness World Record for the longest ever journey by scooter and sidecar. They'll be talking about what it was like to take on a Siberian winter in order to secure the record.  

Tiffany Coates

Tiffany is probably the world’s foremost female motorcycle traveller having ridden over 300,000 miles, crossing every continent, some of them several times. Tiffany not only has an international reputation as a traveller, but she is also a highly qualified and experienced self-defence tutor. She’s taught classes all over the world with a focus on inspiring and enabling others to travel.

Matt Newbury & Sophie Pierce

Matt and Sophie are a pair of wild swimming fanatics, who will be chatting about their passion for a sport that has exploded in popularity over the last 12 months. They will also be sharing some of the amazing locations from their brand new book, Wild Swimming Walks: Cornwall. They will be proving that you don’t need to hop on a plane to enjoy incredible adventures on your own doorstep.

Tom Warburton

Tom is a polar explorer and adventurer, attempting to become the youngest person to walk to the South Pole solo.

Tom has completed expeditions to the Vatanjokull Glacier in Iceland and the Hardangerjoulken Glacier in Norway. He’s survived sneaky wolves and one of Iceland’s biggest storms. 

Not just happy in the snow, this summer Tom is canoeing the length of Ganges with his colleague Dan Mills.

Travelling the length of the river and exploring its legacy and the environmental impact it has to not only India and the world. 

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