Matt Dickinson at the Hay Festival
- Friday 27 May 2016
27 May 2016, 10 a.m.
The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD
Matt Dickinson asked for a pair of mountain boots for his tenth birthday and since that point he has never looked back! In this thrilling presentation he introduces us to his life of adventure as an award-winning Director/Cameraman for National Geographic TV, Discovery Channel and the BBC. During his action-packed career he has filmed on Everest’s summit (the first British film maker to do so and get back alive), in Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska and on top of the highest live volcano in the world.
Matt has worked with some of the great characters from the world of adventure, including Bear Grylls, Judy Leden and Brian Blessed. Along the way he has survived avalanche, a killer storm in the death zone and even a beaver attack in Alaska! He describes what motivates explorers to take risks in the extreme corners of the planet and brings alive the challenges faced by the indigenous people who live in the highest, coldest and most dangerous regions on earth. Stunning pictures and video clips accompany the talk.
Recently Matt has been busy writing books to inspire a whole new generation of climbers and explorers. His teen/ya action series Mortal Chaos was well received by readers and critics alike and he is now two books into his Carnegie Medal nominated trilogy The Everest Files.
Matt will take us on a breathtaking audio-visual tour of discovery to lands of ice and fire. Avalanches, killer icebergs and volcanoes guaranteed! A must-see event for future adventurers!