Hosted by FT’s travel editor, Tom Robbins
The Travel Stage this year presents stories of adventure and record-breaking endeavour from around the globe. Mark Beaumont will relive his journey around the world in 80 days - by bike. Alice Morrison will take us with her a journey down Morocco's Draa valley while Louis Rudd will tell the tale of his epic trek across Antarctica, alone and without assistance of any kind. Plus an expert panel on the future of flying and star chef Skye Gyngell on the culinary delights of Sicily.
ALONE ACROSS THE ANTARCTIC
Louis Rudd on his historic race to become the first man to cross Antarctica alone, unaided and unsupported
HOW I QUIT THE RAT RACE AND DISCOVERED A LOST CITY IN THE DESERT
Alice Morrison on her expedition following Morocco’s Draa river
THE ISLAND OF DELIGHTS
Star Chef Skye Gyngell on Sicily’s fabulous food
THE FUTURE OF FLYING: ELECTRIC PLANES, BIOFUEL ANSD FLYING-V’S
Michael Skapinker leads an expert panel: Tom Mackay, CFO Virgin Atlantic; Dr Sandra Bour Schaeffer, CEO of Airbus ExO Alpha.; Gary Smith, Director of Transformation, Easyjet
THE NEW RACE TO THE DEEP
Days after completing their pioneering mission to dive the deepest points of the five oceans, Rob McCallum, founder partner of EYOS and leader of the Five Deeps expedition talk with Oliver Steeds of the Nekton Deep Ocean Research Institute at Oxford University and the FT’s Natalie Whittle.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - BY BIKE
Mark Beaumont - cycling around the world in 80 days