It’s the start of Season 3, and who better to join me to celebrate than Ben Fogle? Ben is not only an award-winning broadcaster, fronting many of our most loved TV shows - he is also one of the UK’s most prolific adventurers. He has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco, run the Marathon Des Sables (a 6 day ultra marathon across the Sahara Desert), raced across the Antarctica to the South Pole and most recently climbed Mount Everest.
He’s written nine best-selling books - many about travel - and has the enviable title of the United Nations Patron of the Wilderness. And speaking of the Wilderness, he has travelled to every corner of the globe while filming his long-running hit TV series, New Lives in the Wild, a notion that feels particularly relevant right now during lockdown.
Get ready to be transported to Guatemala, the top of Mt Everest, Ethiopia, the Canadian Wilderness and…Ayia Napa, Here, are the travel diaries of Ben Fogle.
- Taransay, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
- Lake Chemong, Ontario, Canada
- British Columbia, Canada
- Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
- Latin America
- Quito, Ecuador
- Antigua, Guatemala
- Pitcairn Island, South Pacific
- Pleistocene Park, Siberia
- The Atlantic Ocean
- Mt Everest, Nepal
- Cornwall, England
- Lalibela, Ethiopia
- Ayia Napa, Mallorca, Spain
- The Great Wall of China, China
- The North Pole
- The South Pole
The Wilderness Collection for Barbour by Ben and Marina Fogle is available from www.benfogle.com
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Today’s episode was recorded during the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown. It was produced by Holly Rubenstein.
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