Mark Beaumont is 29 years old, from Perthshire in Scotland and is an adventurer, documentary maker and author.
In 2007/2008 Mark broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation by bicycle, then in 2009/2010 he then went on to cycle from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, also climbing the highest peaks in North and South America.
In 2011 Mark was part of the six-man team who rowed through the Canadian Arctic to the 1996 location of the North Magnetic Pole. Mark recently returned from an attempt to break the World Record for rowing across the Atlantic. After 27 days at sea, having rowed over 2000 miles, his boat capsized and he survived with his team for 14 hours in a life raft before being rescued.
Mark has self-filmed three BBC1 documentaries, published two books and is a prolific social network blogger.
His passion for sharing adventure, culture and the extremes of human endurance has earned Mark a considerable army of supporters
Julie Howes, Theatre Manager “Mark was last at The Spa Pavilion in 2010 following his world record breaking cycle around the world and I am delighted that he will be returning on the 16th October to talk about his four major expeditions as well as showing film clips and photography from around the world”
This event in particular is a chance to share how he got started in this life of adventure and also what went wrong and how he survived the recent Atlantic expedition.
Mark is fascinating to listen to and really doe make you want to set off on your own adventure – a night not to be missed.