The Blue Nile — An evening with Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE

10th January 2019

In 1968, at the request of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Colonel John Blashford-Snell led a British Army expedition to explore the Blue Nile.  No European had yet survived the attempt to navigate the full length of the river which runs from the highlands of Ethiopia 500 miles towards Sudan, and is notorious for bandits, hippos, crocodiles and treacherous rapids.

The Blue Nile expedition is now seen as one of the greatest expedition of the twentieth century. For Blashford-Snell it was the start of a career which has taken him on over 100 expeditions on medical, scientific and environmental missions, and brought him global recognition as one of the world’s greatest explorers.

“John has had a profound influence on generations of explorers.  And he is a wonderful storyteller with some extraordinary experiences to share.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes

£10 per ticket
to carry on the conversation after the event join us for supper £15

Clubroom bar open from 6.30 pm; event starts promptly at 7pm. Please let us know if you are unable to use your ticket as we often have a waiting list.

Meantime curated by Emma Craigie

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