Thursday, 1 November 2012

Matt Dickinson shares his 'Wild Images'

Matt Dickinson speaks for the RSGS in Aberdeen, Dundee and Dunfermline

Award winning expedition documentary maker Matt Dickinson will take his audience on a breathtaking journey of discovery based on his extraordinary filming career, in a talk in Aberdeen, Dundee and Dunfermline on November 5th-7th.

Matt will reveal the thrills and spills, the human highs and lows, that have formed the highlights of his work. 'I have always been fascinated by risk takers' Matt says, 'and the motivation that spurs them on. This talk is an opportunity to explore how explorers react in moments of life and death drama.'

Matt Dickinson is a filmmaker and writer who specializes in the wild places and the indigenous people of the world. He has a passion for adventure that has so far taken him to almost one hundred countries, including expeditions to the Sahara Desert, Greenland, and the jungles of South America.

This talk is part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Inspiring People talks programme.

He studied anthropology in college before beginning a career in television. After training for four years at the BBC he went freelance in 1988 to produce and direct adventure documentaries for, among others, the BBC, National Geographic Television, the Discovery Channel, and the Arts & Entertainment Network.

His recent film projects have included a sea voyage by yacht to Antarctica, a whitewater rafting film on the Brahmaputra River in India, and an expedition on foot across the inhospitable Namib Desert.

In the pre-monsoon Everest season of 1996, amid the worst weather conditions on record, together with Alan Hinkes, Britain's foremost high-altitude mountaineer, he made a successful ascent of Mount Everest's notorious north side, one of the more technically demanding climbs on the world's highest peak.

Matt Dickinson’s Talk ‘Wild Images’ will take place at the MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen, King’s College, Aberdeen, AB24 5UA, at 7.30pm on November 5th.  £8 for adults, and free for students, under 18s and RSGS members.  Tickets are available on the day from the venue. For more information about any of our talks this season please visit