Come and hear Randal Metzger, an experienced local adventurer and photographer who has travelled in many parts of the world. He will share his tales of twice circumnavigating Svalbard in the Arctic, and twice venturing into the South Shetland Islands, Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula below the Antarctic circle. His talk will be illustrated by his own vivid photos that will reveal the history of both ends of the earth, their spectacular scenery, and their wildlife that includes many indigenous and migrating birds, polar bears, arctic foxes, whales, walrus, seals, and different penguin colonies. He will also tell the stories of Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton’s remarkable attempts to reach the North and South Poles in the most harsh and treacherous conditions. His photography and stories might just kindle your appetite to make one or both journeys yourself.
Tickets are £8/£6 in advance, £9/£7 on the door
To book please call our box office on 01943 467466 or go online at otleycourthouse.org.uk