with Peter Owen Jones
Saturday 16th November | 9:30 - 11:00 | Malt Room
How to climb Everest without swaying to far from home.
A unique hill-walking guide with a culminative ascent the height of Everest – 29,000 feet in 12 days.
BBC TV presenter Peter joins us to share his own personal ‘Everest’ and show us how we can embark on our own without leaving England’s green and pleasant land. Ascending hills of varying sizes whose ascents add up to the same height as Mount Everest, celebrity vicar and countryman Peter Owen Jones guides the reader on a road trip covering hand-picked hill-climbs in different parts of England from Bodmin Moor in Cornwall to Cheddar Gorge to Haworth in West Yorkshire.
The climbs can be done mindfully over a limited period – 12 days is the suggested timescale – or as fast as possible, thus creating a physical challenge rather like the Three Peaks. The climbs could also be undertaken separately over longer periods of time and used as opportunities for mindfulness and quiet meditation under Peter’s expert spiritual guidance.
I wanted to see what it would be like to get above the plane, to get some perspective on life, but I had no idea that what would emerge in the writing of it was kind of what lay deep within me. It wasn’t the book I was planning to write.
Peter Owen Jones
Author via inews.co.uk
About the author
Peter Owen Jones is a celebrity Anglican vicar and established author who has fronted several television documentary series on walking and spirituality:
Extreme Pilgrim (BBC2, 2008)
Around the World in 80 Faiths (BBC2, 2009)
How to Live a Simple Life (BBC2, 2010)
South Downs: England’s Mountains Green (BBC4, 2017)
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