In one of our blogs last year we noted that “since we first started planning the event, it’s amazing how you start to notice adventure everywhere”. And that has definitely become the case these last 12 months.
At least two TV celebrities have successfully climbed Everest (with documentary crews in tow, of course!), the extraordinary climbing film Free Solo has been nominated for an Oscar, and a new mother made international news when she smashed the record for the 268 mile Spine Race along the Pennine way.
It’s great that adventure and endurance now feels like part of the mainstream. But the downside is that this has made our choice of who to include in this year’s programme a tricky one. As I write this, we finally have a main programme confirmed, which we hope captured the spirit of the challenges – both big and small – that are happening everywhere.
But for every household name, there are other speakers in the programme who you may not know, but who are doing equally extraordinary things. One of the joys for the team in pulling the event together is to discover these adventurers and their stories, and want to pass these onto you. I would urge you to take a chance on some of these sessions, as there are amazing stories to be discovered.
So if you are not yet part of the adventure family, we hope we can tempt you to dip your toe in the (freezing!) water, and share in our adventure.
Service Manager for DCC