Big Shakeout 2018 Speakers

Big Shakeout 2018

Back for 2018 is the Big Shakeout Talks programme: tales of adventure, expedition, and derring-do with award-winning swashbucklers and Alpkiteers.

What campfire is complete without stories to share round it? Some of our favourite adventurers and Alpkiteers are generously giving up their time to join us at Big Shakeout tent, share and discuss their latest exploits, and answer burning questions we have about their adventures. 

With some speakers to be confirmed, here's a taster of what's to come!

Colin Hayles: Building your own plane and flying to Australia

In a feat of DIY that showed that modest means don’t have to stand in the way of your dreams, Colin from Staffordshire built his own plane from odds and sods and flew it round the world.

Pete McNeil: Riding the Silk Road

Alpkit Ambassador and friend, Pete from Adventure Pedlars, spent August preparing for and riding the Silk Road Mountain Race: 1700 km through the Kyrgyzstan Mountains in 10 days.

Charles Ross: How to leave no trace

All-round environmental guru, academic, font of knowledge. Whatever you want to call him, Charles is the man to talk to about reducing your outdoor gear’s impact on the environment. So that’s what he’ll be talking about.


Join Writer Claire Carter and Poet Genevieve Carver for a celebration of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art.

Mel Nicholls: Faroes Adventures

Back in August GB Paracyclist, Mel Nicholls, set out on a self-supported mission to solo handcycle as many of the islands of the Faroes as possible.

Phil Brotherton: Trail of poppies

In 2015, Phil cycled, climbed and walked 3500 miles from Galipolli to London, following the First World War front line to commemorate those who died in the war.

The Big Shakeout is a not-for-profit festival, all proceeds go to the Alpkit Foundation

12 03 2018

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