Explore 2012 Friday Night Lecture
London2London: Via the World
A talk by Sarah Outen
Friday 16 November 2012
On 1 April 2011 Sarah Outen kayaked under Tower Bridge and on down the Thames. Destination; the world.
Aiming to be back under the bridge two and a half years later, her goal was to circle the planet using human power – by kayaking, cycling and rowing a continuous loop across continents and oceans.
Seven and a half months after leaving London, she landed on the East coast of Japan, having traversed Eurasia. Mid-May 2012 and Sarah pushed out into the North Pacific in her rowing boat Gulliver, bound for Canada. Less than a month into the voyage Typhoon Mawar hit, damaging Gulliver and forcing Sarah to abandon the crossing.
She is currently back in the UK making plans to relaunch the expedition in spring 2013.
A familiar face to Explore, Sarah will open the weekend with an account of her ambitious expedition journey and the many ways she has shared the highs and lows of her journey with sponsors, supporters and schools.
6.30pm to 8.00pm at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Tickets: All welcome. Free to pre-registered Explore 2012 delegates, all others £5 donation on the door.
Pay bar before and after the lecture.