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Sir Ranulph Fiennes To Open The Adventure Travel Show

Posted: 2nd December 2014 11:42

Don’t miss your chance to meet Britain’s most famous explorer as he opens The Adventure Travel Show 2015 – Olympia, London on Saturday 17th January

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was described by The Guinness Book of Records as the “world’s greatest living explorer”, and has since gone on to break many more world records and led many more expeditions to remote regions. He truly is an icon for adventurous travel.

Having been the first person to reach both the North and South poles by foot, Sir Ranulph has not just limited himself to one type of adventure – he also led the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent which was in turn the longest unsupported polar journey in history, ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents (soon after suffering a major heart attack and a double bypass), climbed the North Face of Eiger and even conquered Everest in 2009 (aged 65) – and these are only a selection of his incredible feats!

Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be opening The Adventure Travel Show at 9am at London’s Olympia on Saturday 17th January 2015. He will then be available for a meet & greet session within the show from 9:15am, followed by his talk which will take place in the main Adventure Auditorium at 10am. Sir Ranulph’s talk and more than 100 other show talks are included within the cost of the show ticket (£8 in advance or £10 on the door).

About The Adventure Travel Show at Olympia, London 17-18 January 2015

This is your chance to immerse yourself in a weekend of adventure travel inspiration and discover off the beaten track travel experiences with the biggest collection of specialist travel operators under one roof. Plus, listen to over 100 FREE talks in 4 theatres from renowned explorers, industry experts, guide book writers and expedition leaders who will help you uncover your perfect adventure.

General show tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door, under 16s go free. Weekend tickets are also available for £12 in advance or £15 on the door. For full details, talk timetables and to book tickets please visit: or call 0871 230 7159*.

Other Adventure Travel Show highlights include:

The biggest collection of specialist travel operators

Get face-to-face with the biggest collection of specialist adventure travel companies in the business all under one roof. They will be on hand to offer advice on everything from walking and trekking, epic journeys, exploratory travels and exclusive expeditions to safaris, overland trips, life-changing volunteering projects and much more. You will even find providers not available on the high-street so get ready to be spoilt for choice!

Over 100 FREE Inspirational Talks (the UK’s largest collection of adventure travel talks)

The Adventure Travel Show is packed with inspirational travel advice with over 100 FREE talks in 4 theatres from explorers, industry experts, guide book writers and expedition leaders who will help you uncover your perfect adventure. The show is famed for its incredible talk line-ups, and next year’s will be the biggest and best yet.

Travel Writing, Photography and Film-making Seminars

Visitors can also take part in the Travel Writing, Photography and Film-making Seminars* in conjunction with Wanderlust Travel Magazine. If you would like to learn how to document your next expedition, maybe fund your passion for adventure by exploring routes into the travel media or simply brush up on your skills - with expertise from the magazine's founder Lyn Hughes and editor Phoebe Smith, these seminars are perfect for both beginners and professionals looking to make their work as powerful as possible.

Adventure Planning Seminars & Adventure by Motorcycle Seminars

Thinking of undertaking the ultimate travel challenge of a self-supported trip? The Adventure Planning Seminars* and the NEW Adventure by Motorcycle Seminars will help you to plan your own overland expedition – join a panel of world-renowned expedition planners who will be on hand to offer essential advice and guidance. At these two specialist seminars, the experts can ensure you make the most out of a self-organised trip with preparation and logistics. Whether it be by motorcycle, vehicle, cycle, horseback, walking or flying, on your own or part of a small group – this is not to be missed.

An Evening with: The Adventure Travel Film Festival

Visitors can join us for the evening on Saturday 17th January 2015 and enjoy a selection of excellent adventure travel films – brought to you by Austin Vince and the Adventure Travel Film Festival. The evening will showcase the very best independent travel films, guarantee a platform for future adventure film-makers and bring together the adventure travel community. So if you’re an adventure travel enthusiast or a budding adventure travel film maker – make sure you don’t miss this exciting evening!

Discover Africa

Visitors can also explore the ‘Discover Africa’ feature – dedicated to one of the world’s most beguiling continent, this feature is designed to provide you with the information you need to plan the African adventure of a lifetime.

Full talk theatre and seminar timetables can be found at Exhibitor listings and show details can also be found at

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