Show report: Adventure Travel Show 2015

Photos of CAN and CAT stand at the Adventure Travel Show 2015, Olympia, London

(Please click on the photos to view them full size. Photos by Noel Dawson and Lynne Nightingale)

Community Action Nepal and our sister trekking company Community Action Treks (CAT) attended the Adventure Travel Show over the weekend of 17th/18th January at Olympia in London.

The show was the ideal place for anyone seeking an adventure, however big or small.  Whatever your interest, be it sailing; cycling; trekking; wildlife safari’s; motorcycling; white water rafting or mountaineering this show had something to offer.

World Class rock climber, Base Jumper and CAN Trustee  Leo Houlding and Everest mountaineer Stephen Venables gave two enthralling lectures on CAN’s behalf. Leo spoke of his climbing on Mount Asgard in Alaska and Stephen spoke about his expeditions to South Georgia. Thanks to them both for stepping in at the last moment to deputise for Doug, who was attending the funeral of his great climbing friend Jean Afanassief.

Thanks also to Rebecca Stephens who also kindly deputised for Doug –  by joining the discussion panel ‘Mountain Men’ on Sunday morning for a fascinating insight into adventure with fellow panelists Mick Fowler and Leo Houlding.

The CAN/CAT stand was very busy across both days. It was great to chat with existing CAN supporters and CAT trekkers and also to meet people finding out about our work in Nepal and our  treks, including the new archaeological themed treks.

Thanks to the show organiser Martin Anslow; his colleague Danielle Smith; CAN’s Denise Prior and CAN volunteers Lynne and David Nightingale for making our attendance possible.

If you’re still to satisfy your travel bug – please visit us at the Telegraph Travel Show at the Excel Centre in London 12th – 15th February 2015.

 

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