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Spring Edition 2019

  • Text
  • Headmistress
  • Headmaster
  • Regis
  • Brancaster
  • Attenborough
  • College
  • Schools
  • Gyngell
  • Savage
  • Bank
  • Village
  • Boning
  • Miller
  • Minchin
  • Cowell
  • Fogle
  • Grylls
Bear Grylls, Ben Fogle, Louise Minchin & Cressida Cowell all contribute to this packed edition on the wonders of the great outdoors! Win a family holiday to Forte Village, Sardinia and join our Holland & Holland school clay tournament. It's our best issue yet!!

INTERVIEW capsized while

INTERVIEW capsized while rowing across the Atlantic, when we found ourselves on a crevasse field in Antarctica and oxygen bottle failures on Everest. Your most rewarding challenge? I think the Atlantic Row was one of the toughest and therefore most rewarding of my challenges. Your toughest expedition? They are all tough in their own way. Everest was dangerous, the Atlantic was monotonous and Antarctica was a war of attrition. What is the most frightened you have ever been? Swimming with wild crocodiles in Botswana without a cage or chainmail was terrifying. What is the worst thing you’ve had to eat? I have eaten most things. Surstromming must rate as the worst thing, I can’t stand the smell and it still makes me wretch. Which three characters would “I strive to add life to my days not days to my life” Crocodile infested waters in Botswana, conquering Everest, mum actress Julia Foster, conquering the Atlantic with James Cracknell, with wife Marina and children Ludo and Iona. you most like to be castaway with fictional, alive or dead? Attenborough, Palin and Castro. Is there one item you always take everywhere with you? I always travel with Marmite. Which TV show did you enjoy making the most? The Secrets of Scott’s Hut and Make Me a New Face were highlights. How do you relax? Walking with my family and dogs in the British countryside. How do you inspire children to get outdoors and explore? By storytelling, sharing my tales and getting them excited for the natural world. Which charities and causes are close to your heart? I’m UN Patron of the Wilderness and ambassador for The British Red Cross and WWF. What drives you on? I strive to add life to my days not days to my life. Your motto for life? If you haven’t failed you haven’t been trying hard enough. Next mountain to climb? I’m launching my first children’s book and also going on a Tales from the Wilderness UK tour in February/March. Ben’s new book Mr Dog and the Rabbit Habit is available from March at bookstores nationwide. SPRI NG 19 ★ 11