Lecture Tour - Spring 09

Posted by Tim Emmett
Sunday 18th January 2009

Tim Emmett is one of the UK’s top extreme sports athletes and in spring 2009 he will be setting off on a tour of the UK with his show ‘Extreme High’. Tim is a well-known personality in the climbing world. A world leader in both rock and ice-climbing (he achieved a podium position three times in the Ice Climbing World Cup) and the a true pioneer of deep water soloing (free climbing a cliff above water), Tim has more recently become known for his ‘Para Alpinism’ – climbing a big mountain with a B.A.S.E.-jumping rig and then jumping off, into freefall, to get back down.

Tim has an impressive extreme sports portfolio, which includes free-climbing Kedar Dome, a 6840m peak in the Indian Himalaya; the first Para-Alpine descent of Naranjo De Bulnes, a 2500m peak in the Picos de Europa of Northern Spain and achieving 6th place in Ice Climbing World cup.

In ‘Extreme High’ Tim will be talking about his incredible life, giving the audience an insight into the mindset of an extreme sports athlete. A seasoned speaker, Tim’s lectures are as energy-charged as his life, using video footage, sound effects and images to provide a dramatic backdrop to his gripping stories. These stories include Tim B.A.S.E jumping from a 3000m rock face in Norway and ‘flying’ down with the use of a wing suit. Tim reached speeds of up to 250 MPH with absolutely no petrol or CO2 emissions! Three times more people have summited Mount Everest than have completed B.A.S.E jumps – even less have done so with a wingsuit.

With numerous TV appearances, including an unforgettable race against Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson up France’s Verdon Gorge (Clarkson used a car, Tim speed-climbed and won) Tim is a polished performer. In fact, he’s as comfortable on screen as he is diving out of a plane at 12,000 feet. A heart-stopping insight into the adrenaline fuelled life of one of the UK’s most audacious extreme sports athletes.

Show Length

Extreme High is roughly 2 hours in length, including a 20 minute interval.

Tim Emmett is on tour at the following locations:-

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Friday 13 February / ANDOVER / The Lights / Box office: 01264 368 368
Sunday 15 February / TAUNTON / Brewhouse Theatre / Box office: 01823 283 244
Tuesday 24 February / KENDAL / Brewery Arts Theatre / Box office: 01539 725 133
Wednesday 15 March / BUXTON / Opera House / Box office: 0845 127 2190
Wed 18 March / MALVERN / Malvern Theatres / Box office: 01684 892 277
Thursday 19 March / TUNBRIDGE WELLS / Assembly Hall Theatre / Box office: 01892 530 613
Friday 20 March/ BRECON / Theatr Brycheiniog / Box office: 01874 611 622
Tuesday 31 March / SHEFFIELD / Sheffield University Students Union / Box office: 0114 222 8777
Wednesday 1 April/ STOKE-ON-TRENT / Victoria Hall / Box office: 0870 060 6649
Thursday 2 April / RHYLL / Pavilion Theatre / Box office: 01745 330 000
Wednesday 22 April / INVERNESS / Edan Court / Box office: 01463 234234
Thursday 23 April / KIRKCALDY / The Adam Smith Theatre / Box office: 01592 583 302
Friday 24 April / GRAYS, ESSEX / Thameside Theatre / Box office: 0845 300 5264
Saterday 25 April / WORTHING / Assembly Hall / Box office: 01903 206 206
Wednesday 29 April /LOWESTOFT / The Marina Theatre / Assembly Hall / Box office: 01502 533 200
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