2017-2018

A list of this season's talks appears below, click on an individual entry for more information.
  • Polar transport

    Pole of Cold – A Journey to Chase Winter

    October 3rd

    Felicity Aston MBE

    British Polar Explorer Felicity travels by Land Rover from the UK across Scandinavia and Siberia in mid-winter to the coldest inhabited place in the world, the Pole of Cold.

  • Chinese portrait

    Thirty Years’ Travel in China

    October 17th

    Chris Forse

    Chris, a resident of Hong Kong for over thirty years, has seen China grow from a rural country, where cow dung was a common source of fuel, to a modern superpower.

  • Falklands albatrosses

    From One Extreme to Another

    November 7th

    Martin Pailthorpe

    Trips to heat, cold, altitude and depth: TV producer Martin reveals the logistics, dangers and rewards of filming in some of the most challenging environments on Earth.

  • Young soldiers

    Russia and Europe – What next?

    November 21st

    John Pilkington

    With passions running high in Ukraine and the breakaway states of the Caucasus, John met people on both sides of the disputed borders and promises some surprising insights.

  • Buenos Aires

    Social Evening & Freewheeling Chile & Argentina

    December 5th

    Paul Gillingham

    Members’ only evening, with quiz and BYO buffet. Then Paul cycle-camps with his sons through the Patagonian Lake District, and visits Buenos Aires and Mendoza’s vineyards.

  • stranded scooter

    Alone in the Jungle

    December 19th

    Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

    In 2013 travel writer Antonia spent two months alone on a tiny motorbike exploring the remains of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It proved a thrilling and dangerous journey.

  • Yellowstone

    Yellowstone in Focus

    January 16th

    Brian Anderson

    Join Brian on his trip to Yellowstone, which contains some of the world’s biggest geysers and hot springs, magnificent landscapes, and beasts including bears, bison, elk and wolves

  • wild camping

    Extreme Sleeps – Adventure in Britain

    January 30th

    Phoebe Smith

    She’s editor of Wanderlust magazine by day, but by night Phoebe is an extreme sleeping-outdoors adventurer who thrives on heading off to the wildest locations she can find.

  • Mediterranean town

    The Mediterranean World

    February 6th

    Dr. Simon Butler

    Exploring the entire Mediterranean, Simon takes us on an epic journey of spectacular beauty, remarkable heritage and profound insights that becomes the very story of humankind.

  • Dead Horse Point

    Colorado – The Great Unknown

    February 20th

    Dominic Faulkner

    After climbing Everest in 2006, mountaineer Dominic wanted a different challenge and decided to kayak the Colorado, as John Wesley Powell did in 1869.

  • Madagascar view

    Surviving Madagascar

    March 6th

    Ash Dykes

    Ash made the first recorded traverse of the length of Madagascar - a 1600 mile trek in 155 days, climbing eight of the island’s highest mountains on the way.

  • sea kayak

    Say Yes More – Expedition 1000

    March 20th

    Dave Cornthwaite

    An ambitious adventure to complete 25 different non-motorised journeys, each at least 1000 miles in distance. So far Dave has completed 12 of the 25...

  • Pyrenees

    Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

    March 27th

    Kev Reynolds

    From its deepest valleys to its highest summits, and from one side of the range to the other, Kev shows us the Pyrenees at their spectacular best.

  • Deadvlei

    AGM & From Desert to Delta

    April 17th

    Harry and Jean Wickens

    Visit Namibia and Botswana on an overland truck camping safari with Harry and Jean, seeing enormous sand dunes, the Okavango Delta, rock paintings, and lots of wildlife.

These are the main items of the programme, but they may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Other events will be announced at the meetings and in our newsletters.

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Members' Evenings:

Members' evenings are given during the season, for members by members, either in their own homes or in the small hall at Onslow Village Hall. Full details and bookings will be available at regular Club meetings.

We would like to be able to offer a programme of Members' Evenings this season, so if you have digital photographs or slides and have some interesting travels to share, please let us know!