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The Darwen Lecture 2017: Cold Journeys, thoughts and images – Alex Hibbert The Darwen Lecture 2017: Cold Journeys, thoughts and images – Alex Hibbert The Darwen Lecture 2017: Cold Journeys, thoughts and images – Alex Hibbert The Darwen Lecture 2017: Cold Journeys, thoughts and images – Alex Hibbert The Darwen Lecture 2017: Cold Journeys, thoughts and images – Alex Hibbert The Darwen Lecture 2017: Cold Journeys, thoughts and images – Alex Hibbert

The Darwen Lecture 2017: Cold Journeys, thoughts and images-Alex Hibbert

Wednesday 4th October, 4pm to 5pm in the Meeting House

Please join us for dinner in the Old Library 5.00pm to 6.30pm (please let Reception know if you are attending).

This lecture is open to the wider Sidcot community – to book a place please contact Reception

Alex Hibbert is the world record-holding polar traveler who has skied further on an unsupported Arctic journey than anyone else in history. Highly active in the polar and cold regions, Alex has led independent projects every year since 2006. Journeys since the Long Haul have included a high-speed icecap crossing (330 miles in less than 12 days), an on-going Dark Ice Project (North Pole in winter) and nearly half a year living with the Polar Eskimos.

He is a prolific speaker, with clients such as Grant Thornton, Rolls Royce plc and Aberdeen Asset Management, and an author of three books: The Long Haul, Maybe and Kalaallit Nunaat; his fourth is due out in 2017. Other media has included appearances on primetime BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and guest columns for The Daily Telegraph.

His photographic collection has been published in every corner of the globe and he has been a BBC Wildlife Photographer of The Year finalist three times – this passion for the natural world leading to a degree in biology from Oxford University.

Alex has been described as "ground-breaking" by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, "passionate… and fascinating" by Wanderlust magazine and his strong writing style has attracted both accolades and debate.

Learn more about Alex: www.alexhibbert.com 

Photographs © Alex Hibbert

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