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At 16,000 feet in Zanskar
John made his name in the 1980s as a travel writer and photographer, and more recently has become known for his adventure travel documentaries on BBC Radio 4. He has given talks to over 1,000 audiences in five countries, and holds the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Ness Award for popularising geography and the wider understanding of the world.
Click here to watch his YouTube video.
Scroll down to find out about the talks which bring together some of his most spectacular slides and sound recordings.
Click here to listen to John’s 2011 From Our Own Correspondent piece about Afghanistan for BBC Radio 4.
Click here to listen to John talking in 2008 about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on Radio 4’s Excess Baggage.
New for 2014: A Balkan Adventure
Current talk: Georgia to Afghanistan
Previous talk: A Stroll through the ‘Axis of Evil’
Heart of the Sahara
Up the Mekong to Tibet
The Royal Road of the Incas
Pilkington in Bolivia
Pilkington in Ladakh
Trespassing in Turkestan
An Englishman in Patagonia
An Adventure on the Old Silk Road
Into Thin Air: A Walk Across Nepal
The talks, which usually last an hour, include stunning digital slides and short stereo sound recordings.
John provides all equipment, including a large screen.
Fee: £390 (€480) plus travelling expenses
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with thanks to Martin Pailthorpe
9 Culverwell Gardens, Winchester, Hants SO23 9JG, UK
Tel +44 (0)1962 863965 fax +44 (0)1722 504594
or aspiring travellers: try the websites of
Bradt Travel Guides , Lonely Planet
or the Globetrotters Club
organisers: I can highly recommend
Denise Heywood , Catherine Hopper , David Edwards , John Harrison and Paul Deegan
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