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Mongolia: the beauty and the challenge *Now Sold Out, Additional Date added...
Thu 30 March 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
An introductory talk, photography exhibition and informal networking event.
Joe Johnstone will introduce the beauty, traditions and cultures of Mongolia, contrasted by the challenges posed by democracy and globalisation. Stunning photographs from Brett Rushworth, an American Photographer living in Central Mongolia for 2 years, will provide the backdrop to the narrative as Joe introduces you to this fascinating part of the world.
Joe Johnstone is a mountain guide, expedition leader and adventurer. He has guided on 6 continents, cycled over 15,000km, lead 25 ascents of Kilimanjaro and over 100 days of trekking in Mongolia. He has attempted solo first ascents in the Mongolian Altai, facing temperatures of -50 Celsius.
Joe's experiences of Mongolia, through expeditions and other projects, has led to the establishment of a charitable foundation with the ambition of preserving and supporting the nomadic herders living in the wilderness. In the recent past Joe has been supported by the Mongolian Arts Council, National Broadcasting Company and Ministry for cultural Heritage.