Benedict Allen

venue Harmony Marquee
date Sunday 16 June
time 5:15 pm
ticket prices £16 | £14

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Benedict Allen is best known for his hair-raising expeditions conducted without a GPS, phone or any of the usual backup – but instead with the help of indigenous people. He is the only person in history to have traversed the 4500km Amazon Basin – during which he was shot at by Pablo Escobar, and later robbed and left for dead by illegal loggers. In Explorer: The Quest for Adventure and the Great Unknown Benedict draws on over thirty years of adventures, from the remotest human settlements to the clouded mountains of New Guinea, to question what it is that drives us to explore, and the responsibilities that come with it. This is also the story of why he is still exploring.

Photo © Martin Hartley

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