Tuesday 19 November 2019: Wallacespace, 18 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0DP

Spent a fabulous and interesting evening in Clerkenwell, London at this event organised by the National Geographic Traveller (UK).

Listened intently as the four panellist and the moderator – Emma Thomson spoke about their experiences, knowledge and equipment when photographing in extreme locations and under extreme conditions.

As well as drinks and an excellent assortment of nibbles being provided; there was also the opportunity to speak informally with the panellist on a one-to-one basis. Excellent well-organised event.


Paddy Scott, filmmaker and photographer
Award-winning cameraman Paddy has travelled the world in pursuit of extreme photography, embarking on epic trips such as the South Pole and paddleboarding the Amazon River. He’ll be sharing his photographic expertise on how to get the most out of an expetition, whether you’re looking to shoot wildlife or windswept landscapes.

Jamie Lafferty, travel writer
Jamie is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller and has covered a breadth of wild and remote destinations in his career as a travel writer, including Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Kyrgyzstan and Antarctica.

Nori Jemil, travel photographer and writer
Also a regular in National Geographic Traveller, award-winning photographer Nori says photo specialist expeditions to destinations such as Antarctica, the Arctic, Bhutan and the Atacama Desert have transformed the way she travels. She’s now working with specialist operators to lead tours that focus on extreme locations.

Alastair Newton, expedition leader, Ponant
As the director of the National Geographic Partnership with luxury cruise operator Ponant, as well as being a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, Alastair has a wealth of experience leading expeditions to some of the planet’s farthest-flung reaches.

Moderated by

Emma Thomson, travel writer
As well as National Geographic Traveller, Emma contributes to publications including The Telegraph and The Independent. She’ll be keeping our panel in check whilst sharing her own tips, tales and experiences along the way.