Swedish Experiment

Ben took part in a unique experiment in the Swedish Wilderness to see if 72hrs in the Swedish Wilderness can reduce stress. Find out the results here.

Call of the Wild Tour Dates

In Call of the Wild, Ben will recount how the self-confessed urbanite became drawn to, and so enamoured with, adventure, travel and the harsh challenges associated with a life in the wilderness, from his first adventures travelling across South America as a younger man, to some of the toughest trials known to man. Call of the Wild will be an audio/visual supported show*

* with the exception of Penzance, which is an outdoor, entirely unsupported lecture

Adventurer and author, Ben Fogle launches Ben Fogle BUFF®

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The Accidental Naturalist out in September

Ben’s latest memoir, The Accidental Naturalist is the story of Ben’s relationship with animals, from his beloved Labrador Inca to Swimming with Crocodiles and tracking Lions with Prince William in Africa.
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Notes from Hidden Britain 9pm ClassicFM

Ben presents a new 18 part series for Classic FM called Notes from Hidden Britain. Ben takes to the road to discover a treasure trove of music: home grown composers from Purcell to Elgar, Maxwell-Davies to McCartney have been inspired by Britains’s history, traditions and landscape; throughout the journey Ben will also map the routes of composers new to these shores who have found the UK uniquely inspirational. Classic fm 9pm Sunday nights.

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The Telegraph Adventure column

Ben begins a new Adventure column in The Daily Telegraph Travel section every Saturday. The column will highlight the best of adventure both home and abroad. If you have a story you want to share please send an email to theadventurer@telegraph.co.uk

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Ben Fogle: The Atlantic Swim

USA to Cornwall, UK A Great British Adventure

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Ben’s to talk at RGS

Ben will talk at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 31st May at 7pm. Ben’s Year of Adventures will recount tales from his new series which saw him flying a cold war fighter jet in the Czech Republic, swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco and cycling the MOAB 24hr mountain bike race, to name just a few.

To reserve your places for the talk and book signing, 0845 450 5310 or go to www.adventurecompany.co.uk/adventurers

Lonely Planet’s Year of Adventures

Based on Lonely Plane’s best-selling guide A Year of Adventures, this five-part series follows Ben as he travels all over the planet in pursuit of action and adventure in some of the most breath-taking places on Earth.

In each challenging episode, Ben tests his own limits of endurance, strength and agility. In America, he makes the mile-and-a-half swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco Bay, where the choppy waters were perilous to would-be escapees during the infamous prison’s history. He also joins Kate Humble in a terrifying 400 foot climb up the iconic sandstone Castleton Tower in Utah, goes canyoneering in the Utah desert, and climbs California’s redwood trees for a spectacular view at the top.

In Italy, Ben takes part in the Three Peaks Alpine Run – a gruelling 17.5km run through the picturesque Dolomites – and paraglides over these spectacular mountains for a bird’s eye view, while in Australia he competes in the Gascoyne Dash Desert Race and the Anaconda Adventure Race, where brave competitors have to run, swim, cycle and paddle their way to victory along the South Australian coastline.

Other challenges include hovercraft racing, the London Rat Race, kayaking, coasteering on the Welsh Pembrokeshire coast and diving under a glacier in Iceland’s freezing waters to see where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates join.

In a journey that takes him across the globe, Year of Adventures follows Ben as he overcomes his fears and demonstrates what anyone can achieve if they really put their minds to it.

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Ben’s Year of Adventures begins worldwide:

From 18th February
BBC Knowledge New Zealand
Saturdays at 8.30pm

From 19th February
BBC Entertainment India
Sundays at 7pm

From 29th February
BBC Knowledge Australia
Wednesdays at 7.30pm

From 6th March
BBC Knowledge Asia
Tuesdays at 8:05pm (JKT/BKK); 9:05pm (SIN/HK/MAL); 10:05pm (KOR).

From 10th March
BBC Knowledge Italy
Saturdays at 18:00.

BBC Knowledge South Africa
Saturdays at 6pm

BBC Knowledge Nordic
Saturdays at 18:00

BBC Knowledge Poland
Saturdays at 16:05

Ben races for WWF

Ben has launched a new campaign for WWF which will give the public the chance to set Ben a challenge of running, cycling or swimming. The Panda Made Me Do It gives you the chance to vote for Ben to run a marathon, take on an open water swim of a cycle through the night.

http://wwf.org.uk/benfoglechallenge

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