The Youth Adventure Trust’s Going Beyond Series is in its eight year and this year has a line up to inspire you in both elevations; to climb high and to dive deep.
Diving deep: Andy Torbet is an underwater explorer, a deep sea and cave diver as well as a skydiver and a climber. Andy started diving at the age of 12 and has been at it ever since. He has a passion for exploring which has taken him to sunken cities, underwater cave systems, deep wrecks, unexplored reefs and has free dived with sharks. He often combines his adventures with TV and film production, academic studies and is a zoologist, archaeologist and self confessed science geek so expect a fascinating talk.
Climbing high: Jo Bradshaw is an outdoor instructor and expedition leader who changed her life with the philosophy of saying ‘yes’ now and working out the finer details later! She is currently undertaking the Messner 7 summits, the highest mountains on each of the seven continents and already has Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro and Elbrus under her belt. She is passionate about inspiring the next generation of adventurers and will be talking to us about the journey from her former life where she felt she was, risk averse, comfort loving, height hating and suited and booted. A far cry from the adventurer she has now become, simply as a consequence of saying yes!