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SES Explorer Talk: Charlie Walker - Lena River Arctic Peoples Project

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Join us for SES Explorer Talk with Charlie Walker - Lena River Arctic Peoples Project...EVERYONE WELCOME!

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Charlie Walker is a UK-based explorer, writer, and public speaker. He specialises in long-distance, human-powered expeditions to develop an intimate understanding of the world’s most remote communities. Over his 12-year career, this focus has taken him to places as varied as the Tibetan plateau, the Mongolian steppe, the Congolese jungle, Arctic tundra, the highlands of New Guinea, and numerous deserts in between.

He has travelled over 50,000 miles by bicycle, foot, horse, raft, ski, and dugout canoe. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a three-time recipient of the Transglobe Expedition Trust's 'Mad but Marvellous' grant. He also is a SES Explorer Award winner and was awarded the 2021 Elodie Sandford Explorer Award for Amateur Photography at our Oscars of Exploration presentation ceremony in October 2021 for his Lena River Arctic Peoples Project.

His work has been featured on the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Geographical magazine. He has also written two books; Through Sand & Snow, and On Roads That Echo.


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In his talk, Charlie will share findings from his Lena River Arctic Peoples Project - a 900-mile, self-supported winter trek along the frozen Lena River in Siberia, involving Charlie skiing from Yakutsk to the Arctic coast at 72 degrees North to investigate the effects of climate change in northern Yakutia.

You can find out more about Charlie on his website and social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook).

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Date: Tuesday 25th October 2022

Venue: Albert Room, Coopers Arms, 87 Flood Street, Chelsea, London SW3 5TB

- Drinks in the bar from 6.30pm

- Talk in the Albert Room at 7pm (followed by Q&A)

- More drinks in the bar afterwards, if wanted!

SES 2022 Explorer Talks proudly sponsored by Merck.


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Scientific Exploration Society (SES) is a UK-based charity (No 267410) that was founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell and colleagues. It is the longest-running scientific exploration organisation in the world.

Echoing SES’s long and impressive history of worldwide exploration and pioneering leadership, it is the Society’s quest to enable the next generation of scientific trailblazers and pioneers with purpose through the Explorer Awards programme. Each year, SES aims to encourage and enhance chosen careers by providing high-profile awards for scientific exploration at the frontiers of human discovery and projects that will also leave a lasting legacy and benefit. SES seeks rising stars, whose passion for environmental sustainability, health and conservation, set them out to become major influencers for future generations. SES Explorers need to be prepared to take on monumental physical, logistical, and global challenges and share the values of grit, curiosity, integrity and leadership that pioneers like SES Founder and Honorary President John Blashford-Snell exemplify. Each winner receives a grant to support an expedition that they will lead, and that will focus on scientific discovery, research, and conservation in remote parts of the world offering knowledge, education and community aid. Expedition reports detailing the scientific research undertaken are produced by the winners and disseminated to relevant organisations, and via SES channels, raising awareness of the issues.

As well as the Explorer Awards programme, members and friends enjoy charity events and regular Explorer Talks and are also given opportunities to go on exciting SES Endorsed scientific expeditions.

SES has an excellent Honorary Advisory Board consisting of famous explorers and naturalists including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Dr Jane Goodall, Rosie Stancer, Pen Hadow, Bear Grylls, Mark Beaumont, Tim Peake, Steve Backshall, Vanessa O’Brien, and Levison Wood. Without its support, and that of its generous benefactors, members, trustees, volunteers, and part-time staff, SES would not achieve all that it does.

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