When: 18th September 2017, at 6.01pm
Where: Mr Fogg’s, 15 Bruton Lane, London W1J 6JD
£: Seated tickets cost £40 and standing tickets cost £20
What is it?
As part of their Explorer Series, Mayfair-based bar Mr Fogg’s will team up with British athlete and adventurer Sarah Outen MBE FRGS, for an evening of inspirational tales of record-breaking achievements across the globe.
Holding the title as both first woman and youngest person to cross the Indian Ocean alone, through means of rowing and kayaking, Outen has marked her place firmly as a force to be reckoned with. Guests can expect to hear courageous accounts of the enduring challenges she has faced, hear of the gruelling expeditions that have tested her resilience, and listen to a woman who is proof that no dream is too big or no person is too small.
Taking guests on a spellbinding adventure to the most remote regions of the world without them having to leave their cosy armchairs in Mr Fogg’s humble abode, the event will be held on Monday 18th September and will begin with a talk followed by a Q&A.
Guests can also look forward to sipping on innovative Bowmore scotch whisky cocktails on the evening, including Dare to Do, a Bowmore 12-year-old scotch with jade 1901 absinthe and homemade toasted barley syrup with lemon, lime and egg white. All guests will be offered a taste of the 18-year-old Bowmore scotch to finish off the evening.
Outen’s most recent expedition, London2London: Via the World, saw her row, kayak and cycle 25,000 miles around the Northern Hemisphere. Scheduled to take two and a half years, this epic expedition took Outen four and a half years to complete due to life-threatening storms. Her perseverance, courage and fighting spirit under extreme conditions, which saw her nearly lose her life on more than one occasion, highlights her ability to push boundaries and to forge her own path.
Adventurer, author and globally renowned motivational speaker, Outen’s stories rest on turning dreams into goals and she has certainly done this. Her achievements are outstanding, with her solo row across the Indian Ocean resulting in three Guinness World Records and becoming a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is also a proud ambassador and patron of various charities, and is a continued advocate in encouraging young people and enabling young people to access adventure. Her fearless voyages inspire, and led to her becoming an appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2011 for services to rowing, conservation and charity.
Launched in 2014, The Explorer Series at Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair is a collection of intimate talks, featuring epic travellers’ tales told by some of the world’s greatest seafaring daredevils, survival maestros and courageous adventurers in the world. Talks are held once a month and guests are taken on daring expeditions as they listen to the daunting and fearless voyages of notable explorers.
Mr Fogg’s is a recreation of the Victorian home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg. Modelled on the very Mayfair house in which Phileas would have lived after travelling Around the World in 80 Days, the bar is refined, but at the same time truly off the wall, breathing liveliness and fun into the area.