"For me personally, exploration isn't about conquering nature, planting flags or leaving your mark. It's about the opposite: opening yourself up and allowing the place to leave its mark on you..."
I have tickets to see Benedict Allen speaking a week on Friday.
He was in the news earlier in the year when he 'disappeared' on one of his trips, and there were fears for his safety although as he might say, he was never lost because he knew exactly where he was. His connection with the area is that he was a student at UEA, studying Environmental Science.
Details from the show if you were in the area and wanted to come along.
In a brand new show, adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing.
Benedict will recall the highs and lows of this awe-inspiring trip, tell exhilarating tales from his life as an explorer and show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe.