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It's the getting there that counts!

Alastair Locke

In a state of constant wanderlust and adventure planning, be it deepest Siberia or deepest Surbiton.


Just a regular guy, Alastair made the most of his lacking career ambition fleeing the rat race to travel and spend time teaching English throughout Russia and Japan. Alastair has recently returned from a trekking trip in the east of Tajikistan, haphazardly navigating mountain passes, camping out along the Afghan border and imposing upon the incredible hospitality of the warm hearted locals.

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Talk summary:

3 weeks trekking in Tajikistan for a small group of friends and experienced amateur explorers was a crash course in planning, logistics, orientation and cultural communication. We’ll be sharing some of our best memories and anecdotes from our trip but hope to provide as much insight as we can into life in one of the world’s poorest but most welcoming of countries; the people, the landscape, its traditions, history and future prospects. We’ll also share what we learnt about travelling in a country that is only just opening up to the idea of itself being a tourist destination.

Alastair Locke tom-and-al--event-flier Tom Weatherley

Alastair will be speaking with Tom - click on his photo to see his profile!