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Levison Wood, Mark Beaumont and Tim Jarvis among stellar line-up of speakers at The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

The UK’s largest outdoor and adventure show, taking place from February 11-14 at ExCeL London, has now announced its line-up of renowned speakers to entertain and inspire over the four-day event

Whether passionate about walking, climbing, hiking, watersports, photography, adventure travel or extreme challenges, the Show will allow visitors to get inspired and hear from experts as they share their thrilling experiences from visiting the most remote and hostile environments on Earth.

Speakers currently confirmed to speak in The Adventure Theatre sponsored by Páramo include:

 

Levison Wood

The best selling author, explorer and photographer has covered stories and events around the world for over a decade. In 2014 he completed an expedition walking the length of the Nile and in 2015 he walked the length of the Himalayas. Wood has documented his latest adventure in a new TV-series and book, due to come out this month.

 

Mark Beaumont

Record breaking long distance British cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster and author, who came to prominence when he broke the Guinness World Record for cycling 18,000 miles around the world in 2008. And recently he smashed the 7000-mile Cairo to Cape Town World Record. Beaumont has also taken on a number of epic challenges off the bike including rowing through the high Arctic and surviving a capsize while rowing the Atlantic.

 

Tim Jarvis

Environmental scientist, public speaker and explorer. His expeditions include the North and South Poles, across the Great Victoria Desert and retracing the polar journey of Sir Douglas Mawson using 100-year- old equipment and rations. Jarvis has just completed the 25zero project, which involved Jarvis and his team climbing the twenty-five mountains situated along the equator where glaciers still remain on the mountains. Due to climate change at the current rate, in twenty-five years these glaciers will have disappeared.

 

Jacki Hill-Murphy

A British teacher, explorer, author, filmmaker and speaker, Jacki’s first major expedition was in 1988 when she crossed Africa via the Sahara Desert and West Africa. Her current project is “Recreating the Journeys of the Early Women Explorers”, which will culminate in a book as she traces the steps of expeditions of amazing women explorers in the 18th, 19th and early 20th century.

 

Alex Staniforth

At just 20 years old, Alex is an adventurer, fundraiser, endurance athlete and ambassador. Being diagnosed with epilepsy at age nine, he continues to overcome adversity and inspire others. Staniforth was in the middle of his second attempt to climb Mount Everest when one of the deadliest avalanches in the history of the mountain struck him and his team. Surviving the disaster, Staniforth continues to raise money for those affected by the Nepal Earthquake. Staniforth will release Icefall, his first memoir, about his relentless journey to the top of the world in early 2016.

 

Jerry Gore

Internationally acclaimed climber and one of Britain’s most prolific expedition leaders, who has excelled on rock, ice and high-altitude peaks in his 35-year climbing career. Diagnosed as a Type 1 insulin dependent diabetic back in 2001, Gore continues to ‘push his limits’ in climbing and tirelessly raising money for a number of international diabetic charities. In 2012, Gore became the first Briton to complete three of the hardest routes in the Alps.

 

Belinda Kirk

An expedition leader and award winning adventure film director, Belinda Kirk has over 20 years experience in expedition management. Kirk has worked on such series as Ray Mears Bushcraft, Living With Gorillas and BBC Coast. In 2010 she skippered a crew of four to become the first women to row non-stop around Britain, setting a new World Record

 

Gerda Pauler

Gerda Pauler has made countless trips to the Himalaya and Central Asia. In 2012, she set out to walk the length of the Great Himalaya Trail to raise awareness of autism in Nepal. Travelling across the country and visiting isolated villages, she interviewed some of the inhabitants of the Dolpo region, which inspired her new book Dolpo: People and Landscape, published November 2015.

 

Richard Harpham

Richard Harpham is an adventurer who has travelled over 7,600 miles by canoe, kayak and bike. Some of his amazing expeditions have seen him cycle part of the Sahara by fat bike and kayak from Vancouver Island to Alaska. Harpham is a published writer and speaker.

 

Dr Gareth Mottram

Dr Gareth Mottram is a climber, explorer and published academic. Gaining his PhD in 2009 for his work using satellites to investigate the spread and impact of wildfires in Canada and Russia. Dr. Mottram has also taken part in mountaineering expeditions to Kyrgyzstan and was part of a team that was the first ever to climb some of these peaks, allowing them to officially name the mountain.

 

Olie Hunter Smart

Olie Hunter Smart left his job in advertising in 2013 to rekindle his passion for adventure and travel. He started an overland journey taking the Trans-Siberian train from Russia to Beijing before heading south through Asia, Australia, New Zealand and then on to to South America. Hunter-Smart has also recently completed the ‘Amazon River Run’, a 6,500km two man unsupported journey from the river’s source in the Peruvian Andes to its mouth in Brazil.

 

Other attractions

In addition, the Show will be host to the SuperBloc climbing wall where some of the UK & Europe’s best climbers battle it out with an opportunity for amateurs to get involved as well. The Wild Britain zone allows visitors to learn all about bushcraft and survival skills and those who are keen to develop their eye for photography should head over to the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Exhibition as well as the Outdoor Photography Photobox in association with Fjällräven.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also get the opportunity to check out the latest innovations from brands such as Salomon, Berghaus and Suunto as part of the Outdoor Industry Awards showcase. Those in need of new apparel will not be disappointed with the likes of Paramo, Alpkit, OEX and Fjällräven providing gear, clothing and accessories.

Visitors looking for a new tent or some new camping equipment, should head to The Camping Village, where they can explore the latest ranges from top brands, including JP Outdoors, Outwell, Vango, Zempire, Sprayway, Force Ten, Wild Country and Terra Nova. This is all in addition to the number of tourism boards and travel companies on-site to offer practical advice, travel offers and destination ideas for every corner of the globe.

A ticket to The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show will also gain visitors entry into three other events that are running simultaneously; The London Bike Show; The Triathlon Show: London powered by Honda and the London International Dive Show (Saturday & Sunday only).

Adult tickets for the Thursday or Friday cost £15 each including booking fee, with concession tickets at £9.00 including booking fee, children 8 and under are free and 9-16 year olds cost £3.00 including booking fee.

Adult tickets for the Saturday or Sunday are available at £18 per adult, £12 for concessions and 9-16 year olds £4, all including booking fee. Children under 8 can again attended for free.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: telegraphoutdoorshow.co.uk