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In 2010 with the help of World Expeditions we put together a 4 week trip to Borneo, which included the ascent of Kinabalu, trekking the headhunters trail and shooting rapids in a longboat.
However one of the highlights was the Rejang River Tour. The combination of the superbly opulent teak and brass appointments of the boat together with food and service of the highest quality and the exposure to the real Borneo was really remarkable.
Our ship’s guide, Louis Jap, through daily excursions into the hinterland, introduced us to the history and tribal culture of this part of Borneo. We trekked in the jungle. We visited longhouses, participated in a wonderful village Muslim wedding, where we appeared to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the guests. We transferred to smaller boats to sail small tributaries to see the early morning wildlife. We visited a remote jungle boarding school and medical centre, and had regular evening entertainment from local school children and dancers as we moored up for the night.
The ships crew welcomed us back to the boat after each excursion with hot towels and drinks – and took our footwear to clean before we could soil the deck. When we were cruising we could just relax with our 20 fellow passengers and have all our needs attended to.
This is only a taste of a trip, which certainly exceeded our expectations by a country mile!!
Andrew Lock ‘Summit 8000’ The Tour
Andrew Lock: 'Summit 8000' The Tour
Andrew Lock was the first and only Australian to summit all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks. To celebrate the release of his thrilling new book SUMMIT 8000, Andrew will share a gripping account of his death-defying ascents at six exclusive events in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. Just Added! Launceston 25 Nov and Hobart 26 Nov!
'A superb and very honest account of climbing all the 8000 metre summits and the connection [Andrew] made with the Himalayan mountains, the Himalayan people and the Himalayan climbers he met along the way. In this book you will discover how time and time again a man can draw on his inner strength and also that he does not suffer fools gladly.' Doug Scott CBE, high altitude climber
Don’t miss your chance to meet Andrew and be inspired by his victories, the near-misses and the great tragedies. This intense human drama infuses his presentations—sometimes funny, sometimes fierce and always fascinating with stories about climbing rivalries and mountaineering politics. The remote and stunning landscapes and cultures which Andrew encounters on his journeys add rich texture to his tale.
Ultimately, you will learn ‘why does he do it?’ Why does anyone take on such a challenge, knowing that they will likely die?
You cannot help to be inspired by the achievements of just one man. Andrew has lived more adventure, hardship, near death and exhilarating life experiences than most people can ever imagine. Hearing his tales of climbing the world’s biggest mountains will rouse your inner adventurer to challenge your own perception of what you are capable of as an individual. Andrew’s presentations have been known to sell out in advance so be sure to grab yourself a ticket while you can – they will not last!
Andrew Lock: 'Summit 8000' The Tour
Presentation starts at 7pm
Book signings from 6:30pm
|Sydney||Wed||13 Aug||Wesley Conference Centre - Lyceum Theatre|| Buy tickets here SOLD OUT!
||Wed||20 Aug||RMIT - Kaleide Theatre||Buy tickets here SOLD OUT!|
|Canberra*||Thur||21 Aug||ANU - The Tank||Buy tickets here SOLD OUT!|
|Perth||Wed||27 Aug||State Library of WA|| Buy tickets here SOLD OUT!
|Adelaide||Wed||10 Sept||The German Club||Buy tickets here SOLD OUT!|
|Brisbane||Wed||1 Oct||George Williams Hotel|| Buy tickets here SOLD OUT!
|Launceston||Tues||25 Nov||The Tramsheds||Buy tickets here|
|Hobart||Wed||26 Nov||Dechaineux Lecture Theatre||Buy tickets here|
SOLD OUT! These events are sold out. If you missed out on tickets, you can buy a signed copy of Summit 8000 here or arrive at 6:30pm to meet Andrew in person.
*Canberra: ANUMC will be running a cash bar from 6:30pm - come early to support the club and grab a chai or hot chocolate!
TREK WITH ANDREW: In addition to being one of the world's most accomplished high altitude climbers, Andrew is also a skilled and highly professional expedition leader. He will be leading two remote and exciting treks with World Expeditions in 2015. Andrew's amazing knowledge of Himalayan history and entertaining tales of mountain feats will add another dimension to any expedition. Read our recent interview with Andrew.
Zanskar Ice Trek - A challenging and remote trek following the frozen Zanskar River, a winter lifeline from Zanskar to Indus Valley and Leh. Be one of the few to experience Buddhist monasteries and villages seldom visited in winter, trek beneath some of the deepest gorges in the Himalaya and prepare yourself for potential snow leopard sightings. 22 days | Departs 1 Feb 2015
Bhutan Snowman Trek - Undertaken by a handful of trekkers each season, this is one of the world's greatest and most remote treks, accessing the secluded villages of Lunana which are isolated from the rest of Bhutan for many months of the year. The trek crosses 11 high passes over 4500m with incredible views of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake. 27 days | Departs 14 Sept 2015
Andrew is an Ambassador for the Australian Himalayan Foundation, whose vision is to help the people of the Himalaya achieve their goals through improvements in education, health & medical services and environment & conservation.
BUY THE BOOK: World Expeditions friends and family can receive an exclusive 20% discount by quoting 'LOCKWORLDEX20' when you purchase online - pre-order now for delivery after 1 August
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