T&M supports Buxton Adventure Festival

Trek & Mountain
has thrown its weight behind the inaugural Buxton Adventure Festival, a weekend of live lectures and adventure films, set in the heart of the Peak District.

The festival, which will run from October 20 – 21, is set to take place at the Pavilion Arts Centre, part of Buxton Opera house in the Peak District National Park, and will feature ten different two-hour talks spread across the weekend. Speakers will include Squash Falconer, who climbed and paraglided from the top of Mont Blanc last year before summiting Everest, and adventure photographer John Beatty who undertook a seven-month stint in Antarctica and a winter on the sled traverse of a Greenland ice cap to pursue his craft.

Experienced climber Gordon Stainforth will hold an illustrated talk on his new book Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong, which tells of his near-death experience on a Norweigan mountain in the 60s, in addition to world-leading cave diver Gavin Newman, who worked as part of the film crew for the BBC’s Planet Earth series and fellrunner Richard Askwith who took on a non-stop circuit of 42 of the Lake’s highest peaks in one day.

Champion mountain bikers Danny Hart and Danny Butler, stuntman Gary Connery, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society Kate Rew and Paralympic athlete Maddie Thompson will also feature in the line up.


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