Secret Compass event: An Audience with Adventure


In London on May 21 this year, Secret Compass presents an Audience with adventure: a night of inspiring adventure films and a hosted Adventurer Q&A as part of the Kendal Mountain Festival Film Tour. Doors open at 6pm, films will begin at 7pm. The panel session will begin at around 8.15pm, after which there will be an interval and the final film Thence to a local watering hole at about 10.30pm! 

The Films

  • Megamoon (21 mins): a couple's adventurous honeymoon
  • The Balloon Highline (4 mins): extreme attempted slacklining
  • Sufferfest II (25 mins) climbing and marauding in the desert
  • Forgotten Dirt (10 mins): Afghanistan's forst MTB film
  • Dejame Vivir (62 mins): The changing face of ski mountaineering 


After the evening's first selection of award-winning films (selected from Kendal's 2014 highlights) there will be an on-stage adventurer Q&A, compered by Alastair Humphreys and featuring Dan Milner, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Jamie Berry. They will be talking about their past, present and upcoming adventures and will be answering all those pressing questions about adventures big and small, specific and general, big budget and free.  

Al Humphreys 
Adventurer, blogger, author and motivational speaker Al was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadvenures - trying to encourage people to get outside, out of their comfort zone and somewhere they've never been before. His other adventures include cycling around the world, rowing the Atlantic
and walking across India. 

Dan Milner
Dan is a professional mountain and adventure photographer with a penchant for shooting masochistic bike, snow or “just-for-the-hell-of-it” expeditions. He worked on Forgotten Dirt  – Afghanistan’s first MTB film. Dan’s shot with some of the snow and bike world’s most legendary names and his pioneering
trips have given him a reputation for pushing
snowboarding and mountain biking into more
adventurous realms.

Antonia (Ants) Bolingbroke-Kent
Travel writer, TV producer and adventurer Ants has a particular love of wandering alone through remote regions. Her latest book, A Short Ride in the Junglerecounts her solo motorcycle journey down the remnants of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Ants has also driven a tuk tuk from Bangkok to the UK, ridden a zebra print motorcycle around the Black Sea and and
nearly frozen to death whilst attempting to reach
the Russian Arctic on an old Ural motorcycle.

Jamie Berry
Jamie was the producer on Levison Wood’s recent Walking the Nile Channel 4 series and has also produced programmes on epic landscapes from Everest to Alaska. Jamie will be able to elucidate what it’s really like behind the scenes in some of the world’s wildest places, and the challenges of working in such politically and environmentally challenging conditions.


  • Tickets are now available to book via our event page.
  • Tickets cost £20 with all profits going to Joshua Orphan and Community Care Malawi.
  • Venue: UCL'S Kennedy Lecture Theatre, ICH 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH.
  • Doors at 6pm. Films at 7pm. Panel Q&A around 8.15pm. Interval. Final film will begin around 9.30pm and end around 10.30pm.
  • Cash bar.