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The Sahara Expedition with Alice Morrison

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

An online lecture as part of our Year of Journeys.

A fantastic opportunity to hear from number one best-selling author, Alice Morrison, so close to finishing her latest expedition across the Sahara.

In late February 2020, Alice reached the Mauritanian border after 1,000 miles (roughly!) across the Sahara on foot. She travelled with six camels and three Amazigh guides, Brahim Ahalfi, Lhou and Addi Bin Youssef. They started from Oued Chbika on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast, where the Draa Expedition ended, and travelled to Guerguerat on the Mauritanian border.  A central part of the trip was to see first hand what is happening as a result of desertification to the landscape and the people of this area.

Alice Morrison is a writer and BBC presenter who travels to the furthest places on earth and walks through its toughest habitats. We live in a time when the world is in crisis in so many ways. Alice wants to bear witness to what is happening to the planet as our climate and our society changes and tell the stories that bring humans together, rather than the ones that drive us apart. Together, we can strive towards solutions and a happier world.

This event has been organised by the Cheshire and North Wales regional committee of the Royal Geographical Society. A joint event with ourselves, the RGS and Craghoppers.

If you wish to submit a question to Alice, please visit the RGS website here.

Details

Date:
August 18
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Website:
https://chestercathedral.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173603977