MODERN-DAY explorer Ben Fogle will share thrilling tales from the wilderness in a new show in High Wycombe next year.
From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben, a broadcaster, writer and adventurer, is set to take audiences on an inspiring adventure when he appears at the St Mary Street theatre on March 10, 2020.
Ben has climbed Everest, been swimming with crocodiles, saved elephants, dodged pirates, been marooned for a year on an uninhabited island, walked to the South Pole, crossed the Empty Quarter with camels, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, tracked the migration of the Wildebeest, swum from Alcatraz, had a flesh eating disease and messed around with ferrets.
Fogle was the first to cross the line in the pairs division of the 2005–2006 Atlantic Rowing Race in “Spirit of EDF Energy”, partnered by Olympic rower James Cracknell. While competing in the 3,000-mile race, the pair had their boat fully capsized by huge waves.
He has also completed the six-day Marathon des Sables for the World Wide Fund for Nature across 160 miles of the Sahara Desert and the Safaricom Marathon in Kenya for the Tusk Trust, with Longleat Safari Park keeper Ryan Hockley.
The much-loved TV adventurer will recount, with warmth and honesty, his thrilling tales to captivated audiences.
The 45-year-old’s first TV appearance was back in 2000, when he took part in the BBC reality show Castaway 2000.
A social experiment, it followed a group of 36 people marooned on the Scottish island on Taransay for a year.
Since then, he has become a well-known face on TV, working for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Sky, Discovery and the National Geographic channels in the UK.
He has hosted shows such as Crufts, One Man and His Dog, Countryfile, Country Tracks, Extreme Dreams with Ben Fogle, Animal Park, Wild on the West Coast, Wild in Africa, “Ben Fogle – African Migration” and Ben Fogle’s Escape in Time.
He has also taken part in events much closer to home - the star and his wife and two children were guests of honour at the annual tradition Swan Upping in 2017.
Ben and his family joined the Queen’s royal Swan Markers and helped out with the swan census and got to hold swans and cygnets.
The UN Patron of the Wilderness, the father-of-two has travelled the world, has published 10 bestselling books and his TV shows are a global hit watched by millions around the world.
Ben’s multimedia show comes to High Wycombe on March 10, 2020.
Tickets are priced at £31 and are available online at www.wycombeswan.co.uk.
You can also buy them by calling the box office on 01494 512 000.