2005-2006 Calendar

Programme 2005-2006


October 4 Michael Binnie India – Pilgrimage Around the Sacred Narmada River
A 1300 km walk along the banks of one of India’s most holy rivers from its source in the Madhya Pradesh to the Arabian Sea.
October 25 Andrew Mitchell A Life in the Treetops
Co-Founder of Earthwatch, Past President of GTC and Canopy Pioneer – Andrew reveals a new era in exploration of the rainforest roof using balloons, cranes & ropes.
November 1 Tom Fremantle A Mule from Mexico to Manhattan
Tom follows in the footsteps of his ancestor who visited America at the height of the Civil War in 1863.
November 15 Chris Short Atacama, Patagonia and the Antarctic Peninsula
Marvel at the wonders of Chile. Chris recalls his latest journey through the Atacama Desert, trekking in Patagonia and the experiences of the Antarctic Peninsula
November 29 Marion Bull A Walk in the Sahara
Shows unique images from ‘the largest open - air art galley on earth’, neolithic rock paintings dating from the end of the last Ice Age, and a traditional Tuareg festival..
December 13 Social Seasonal Social for Members

January 10 Richard Snailham Down Bolivian Rivers in Reed Boats
A fascinating experience of travelling waterways in most unusual boats.
January 24 Chris McIntyre A Journey through Botswana and Zambia
An insight into the wildlife and changes taking place in these two countries and an overview of life for visiting travellers.
February 7 Audrey Olley
Snow Monkeys and Cranes of Japan
Glimpses of Japan’s culture as well as its spectacular winter wildlife.
February 21 Kev Reynolds Journey through the Hidden Land - Tibet
A hidden land where the Dolpa-pa people live a semi-nomadic existence in what has been described as the highest permanently inhabited region on Earth.
March 7 Josie Dew Slow Coast Home
Josie takes us on another quirky and riotous cycle ride as she circumnavigates 5000 miles of English and Welsh coastline.
March 21 George Band Trekking Peaks of Bhutan
The last Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom explored as George joins an expedition in NW Bhutan to attempt unclimbed 18000ft. peaks above the Basingthang Valley.
April 4 AGM & Tess Burrows
High Hawaii
Tess is a founding Director of ‘Climb for Tibet’ and this is about their most recent expedition to run up Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii taking peace messages to the highest places on Earth.