The torrential rain in London last night didn't stop SES members and friends flocking to the Coopers Arms (Chelsea) to hear adventurer and mountaineer Lucy Shepherd share her story to date and why she believes in never losing 'botheredness'. Lucy began with a frightening statistic about how we lose our creativity as we grow old. She shared how she has managed to hold onto her creativity and zest for life ... by doing what she enjoyed doing most when she was a child! Climbing trees and ropes and filming ... and she has successfully managed to build these pleasures into both her working and home life.
Colonel John Blashford-Snell CBE (SES's Founder and Honorary President) joined the talk and presented SES Chairmain Neil Laughton with a bottle of whisky in celebration of his completion of an 874-mile cycle on a penny farthing from Land's End to John o' Groats in aid of his chosen charity. John also shared newly agreed plans to preserve and archive the research and findings gathered from over 200 expeditions carried-out by the Society since its inception 50 years ago.