SES Explorer Talk: Sacha Dench - The Human Swan
When invited to set up a film unit for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in the UK, Sacha knew she had to get herself and her camera airborne. But to do that she would need to tackle her debilitating fear of flying head on! In her talk, she will share how she became the ‘human swan’ migrating over 4,000 miles from Russia to the UK in winter, dangling 1,000s of feet in the air with a paramotor from a piece of fabric.
Sacha Dench is a conservationist and adventurer. Her childhood spanned the big waves and reefs off Sydney, the remote Australian bush, a large manor in Suffolk and villages in France and Switzerland. A tomboy with endless hours to herself in wild places, she developed a passion for wildlife and hatching outrageous plans. She also learnt that she could hold her breath long enough to scare people. Whilst studying her Masters degree in the UK she discovered freediving. Just weeks later she was competing for the UK, and later lead the Australian freediving team. Beating the world record for breath hold (6 minutes 22 seconds) in a training session one day led to recognition and some unusual professional jobs including a dead body, an underwater bad guy in ‘Home and Away’ and a human dolphin for a whisky brand.
TICKETS (£10 & FREE to SES members) and more information about this talk on EVENTBRITE.
SES Explorer Talks kindly sponsored by Medelinked.
February 25th, 2020 6:30 PM through 9:30 PM
87 Flood Street
London, SW3 5TB