Hear inspirational tales of derring-do from the great and the good of the outdoors world at the Aosta Valley Adventure Stage. One of Italy’s most vibrant regions, the Aosta Valley is surrounded by 4,000m peaks and is a treasure trove of hiking trails, cycling routes and fine food
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Fifteen years working for Her Majesty’s Prison Service certainly teaches you a thing or two. And, says Nick Bullock, after the things he witnessed behind prison walls no matter how horrible or scary things get in the mountains, at least he knows the mountains are never out to get him. A professional climber since 2003, Bullock’s a ball of energy who’s constantly on the move. He’s notched up an impressive head count of E7s and has been on over 20 expeditions to far-flung destinations, bagging many first ascents along the way. Known to have a way with words, he’s also bagged a book deal and his first book, Echoes, was published last September. It’s a compelling read about escaping the aggressive world of inmates and high security for the freedom of the mountains, and he’ll be talking about it all at the Show.
Kenton Cool MOUNTAINEER
Cool is as cool does, and with a record-breaking 10 ascents of Everest under his belt, Kenton Cool rightly stands among the world’s leading alpine climbers. Having done everything from guiding Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the top of Everest to sending a tweet from its summit, what Cool doesn’t know about the world’s highest mountain ain’t worth knowing. Let him entertain you at the Show.