Two of the greatest living adventurers meet in conversation for a breathtakingly beautiful celebration of walking and exploring.
From those perilous first steps to great expeditions, from walking to work to walking to the North Pole, those who walk live longer, and better.
Bringing together two record-breaking polar explorers –Norwegian Erling Kagge and his British counterpart Ben Saunders – this evening offers a profound and illuminating meditation on the joy of walking.
The first man ever to reach the North and South Poles unsupported and the first to conquer both the Poles and Mt. Everest, a Cambridge educated philosopher, international art dealer, lawyer, politician, publisher and bestselling author, Erling Kagge’s achievements belie his faith in the sacred value of silence and solitude in the modern age.
He’ll be in conversation with record-breaking explorer Ben Saunders, whose accomplishments include skiing solo to both poles and leading The Scott Expedition – the longest human powered journey in human history.
Whether you’re a coach potato or endurance athlete, rural rambler or seasoned traveller, this contemplative affirmation of the power of walking will stir you into action.
‘After having put my shoes on and let my thoughts wander, I am sure of one thing – to put one foot in front of the other is one of the most important things we do.‘ – Erling Kagge
Praise for Erling Kagge:
‘As an explorer Erling Kagge is world class; as a writer he is equally gifted‘ – Sir Ranulph Fiennes
‘A thought-proving and enjoyable book that revels in seeing the global in the local. Erling Kagge reveals new ways to view home and homo sapiens, and, as he travels leisurely, we grow slowly wiser.’ Tristan Gooley, author of ‘The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs‘
‘’If you are a walker this book will resonate with you, if you have seldom or never walked this book should be compulsory reading‘’ Rosamund Young, author of ‘The Secret Life of Cows‘
‘Erling Kagge is a philosophical adventurer – or perhaps an adventurous philosopher’ New York Times
‘Drawing on the experiences of Kagge’s extraordinary life in wild places, this is a book of great concentration’ Robert Macfarlane, on ‘Silence’