CCTA @ Buxton Adventure Festival 21/01/16

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This year, the Buxton Adventure Festival is taking on a different format … a series of monthly talks and film shows from some of the world’s best adventurers. CCTA are very grateful to Heason Events for inviting us to all of the events to help publicise the charity.

We were really excited about our second outing to the new format Buxton Adventure Festival, especially as BAF took a break in December for Christmas.

Al HumphriesIt was worth the wait! The evening was once again packed full of interest with talks from Alastair Humphreys and Dean ‘Deano’ Dunbar interspersed with some incredible photographs from Ian Parnell and a film about the Empty Quarter by Al.

The theme for the evening was definitely one of blasting away excuses not to get out and do, with Deano describing overcoming his blindness to take on all manner of extreme sports for an all-consuming adrenaline fix, while Al explained how being a beginner has never stopped him from saying “yes” to opportunities, an attitude that has seen him morph from ‘normal bloke’ to ‘adventurer’.  Al was keen to point out that any normal person can become an adventurer, and described his philosophy of microadventures for those with a little less time and money – another excuse or two out the window!

Roll on February – the new format BAF has started in style and we can’t wait for more!


Thanks to Matt Heason, Al Humphreys and Deano Dunbar for an excellent evening, and special thanks to Al for his donation of a signed copy of his book “Microadventure” for an upcoming auction… watch this space!

Many thanks also to Clare and Kat who came along to give out CCTA leaflets and talk about the charity.


The next few BAF events will be:

  • 24 February 2016: Climbing legend Catherine Destivelle 
  • 23 March 2015: Nick Bullock (Extraordinary Climber) and Dave Barter (fanatical cyclist)
  • 12 April 2016: Finlay Wild (British Fell Running Champion 2015)

See you there.



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