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Jason Lewis, explorer and author, talks about the first human- powered circumnavigation of the Earth, described in his books The Expedition

18th May 2013
Time: 7.30pm

St Peter's Church, Oundle

Jason Lewis is an award-winning adventurer, author, and sustainability activist specializing in human-powered expeditions. In 2007, he became the first person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails: walking, cycling, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans.

Taking thirteen years to complete, the 46,505-mile journey was hailed “the last great first for circumnavigation” by the Sunday Times. Jason will be talking about his new book which is called Dark Waters and is the first part of a trilogy entitled The Expedition.

During his journey he survived a terrifying crocodile attack off Australia’s Queensland coast, blood poisoning in the middle of the Pacific, malaria in Indonesia and China and acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas. He was hit by a drunk driver and left for dead with two broken legs in Colorado and incarcerated for espionage on the Sudan-Egypt border Sudan-Egypt border…

“An epic journey that few can rival… I admire Jason's tenacity so much.” Bear Grylls