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Night of Adventure planned for Edinburgh

Adventurer Alastair Humphreys will be hosting a Night of Adventure in Edinburgh on 18 June in aid of charity, Hope and Homes for Children. The organisers promise this will be an exciting, adventure filled evening where an eclectic collection of ordinary people come together to share their extraordinary achievements with a live audience.

Each speaker is limited to just 20 slides to accompany their tales, displayed on a huge cinema screen. The challenge is that each slide will automatically scroll forward after just 20 seconds. With this unusual and challenging presentation format, once the talks begin there is no stopping or going back, the audience must be ready to be swept from adventure to adventure.

Alastair Humphreys will be running the night and looking after the speakers who include:

– Mark Cooper – took up running in 2007 and hasn’t stopped since, including a 56 day run across Europe covering the equivalent of 50 marathons.

– Dave Cornthwaite – has broken five world records, crossed Australia on a skateboard and descended the Mississippi River by Stand Up Paddleboard!

– Mark Beaumont – smashed the world record for cycling around the world by 81 days and recently attempted to row the Atlantic in under 30 days – ocean rowing’s very own four minute mile.

– Paula Constant – since 2004 has walked over 12,500km through eight countries and produced two bestselling books.

– Helen Leigh – an ocean rower who has recently achieved two world records.

– Sean Newell – his current challenge is to visit all 72 nations that are competing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games by a challenging method of transport.

– Ariel Body – a former desert dwelling photographer and designer, currently self employed as a freelance visual communicator.

– Ian Holmes – an extreme caver with some exciting adventures to tell.

– Patrick Winterton – heads Snowsport England’s Nordic coaching team and has made inspiring films of unprecedented sea kayaking expeditions.

– Charlie Paton – in May 2000, Charlie succeeded in becoming the first Brit to walk unsupported from the Canadian coastline to the Geographical North Pole.

– Nick Thorpe – award-winning writer and journalist. His books include a year-long quest to find balance and fulfilment by sampling everything from naturism to monasticism, Buddhism to ballooning and his 2500-mile journey around Scotland on other people’s boats.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at the Vue Cinema, Omni Centre. The event finishes around 9.30pm. Tickets cost £14 each and money raised will go to the charity Hope and Homes for Children who are organising the event. The organisers are currently offering a free ticket to anyone buying four tickets. For booking and further details see the event website.

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