Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Jason Lewis ROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURER SPEAKS


First man to go round the world by human power alone shares his story.

Round the world adventurer Jason Lewis will share his story in Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh and Glasgow next week.

He survived a terrifying crocodile attack off Australia’s Queensland coast, blood poisoning in the middle of the Pacific, malaria in Indonesia and China, and acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas. He was hit by a car and left for dead with two broken legs in Colorado, and incarcerated for espionage on the Sudan-Egypt border.

Jason Lewis - Expedition 360

Described by the Daily Mail as “the most remarkable adventurer in the world today,” Jason Lewis shares tales from his upcoming trilogy chronicling the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth—biking, hiking, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the world’s oceans—and what wider-reaching lessons in sustainability can be drawn from living in a tiny boat thousands of miles from land.

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

Jason is a British-born adventurer, author, and environmentalactivist specializing in human-powered endeavours. In 2007, he became the first person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails: walking, cycling, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans.
Taking thirteen years to complete, the 46,505-mile journey was hailed “the last great first for circumnavigation” by the London Sunday Times.

Jason has set three additional records: the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Europe to North America by human power (February 1995, Lewis and Smith); first crossing of North America on inline skates (September 1996, Lewis); and first crossing of the Pacific Ocean by pedal power (August 2000, Lewis).

Jason is the author of The Expedition trilogy: Dark Waters, The Seed Buried Deep, and To The Brink.

Jason’s talk Expedition 360: Around the World by Human Power will take place on 

Kirkcaldy: Monday 18th March at 7.30pm in School of Midwifery, University of Dundee Fife Campus, 5 Forth Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5YS.
Edinburgh: Wednesday 20th March at 2.15pm in Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh.
Glasgow: Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm in the Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Tickets are £8 for adults, (redeemable if buying membership) and free for students, under 18s and for RSGS members. Tickets are available on the day from the venue. For more information about any RSGS talks this season please visit www.rsgs.org/events/