Last week I was part of Al Humphreys' Adventure night for the charity Hope and homes for children. The basic idea of a Pecha Kucha talk (a Japanese concept), is that you provide 20 slides and each one plays for 20 seconds...you have absolutely no control! Cue a bit too much 'Ummm...' It was certainly a challenge to try to deliver a concise talk in 6 minutes 40 seconds, much harder than doing pulling off the 40 minute long talks I am used to. Twas a fantastic evening filled with yarns from many an adventurer: A man who took a flew a car to Mali, the youngest Briton to climb everest, Polar explorers, jungle trippers and even a pair who walked around the M25.
The night managed to raise just over £5k and I hope to be part of the next adventure night to try and raise a few more pennies for such a wonderful charity...some lucky beggar managed to win my last bottle of Elderflower champers in the raffle, oh well not long till spring.
Check out my bumbling effort below...at least I got some laughs! If you would like a treehouse talk at your school, event etc, please do email me: firstname.lastname@example.org