I spent last night at A Night of Adventure, a Pecha Kucha* event where 15 extraordinary people took turns to present a short sideshow against the clock. Organiser and master of ceremonies Alastair Humphreys put together an amazing line-up — all in aid of Hope and Homes for Children.
There can’t be many evenings out where someone can ask “Hands up who has climbed Everest?” and expect a decent show of hands in response. Nor an evening so likely to make you feel like such a complete wimp!
There were many highlights; Alastair’s A-Z of adventure, Andy Ward’s tale of walking from London to Istanbul, Martin Hartley’s amazing images from the poles and James Hooper’s talk on the beauty of risk.
The night ended with a really nice surprise — Sarah Outen, who I recently photographed, received two Guinness World Records for her solo rowing trip across the Indian Ocean.
A bigger event is being planned soon — if you are interested get your tickets well in advance as this one sold out very quickly.
* Japanese for chit-chat.