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    featnoun, a noteworthy or extraordinary act or achievement, usually displaying boldness or skill.

    FEATTM, Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks, is an annual evening of time-limited presentations. Each presenter speaks for seven minutes; no more, no less. With images. Although the speakers are invited because of their achievements, presentation themes focus on an aspect of their expedition – not the entire extended expedition. With stories of adventures on land, water and in the air, you will be enthralled.

    Created by adventure racer and writer Lisa de Speville, FEAT brings South Africa’s adventurers together. “Most people would love to embark on an expedition; but most are tied to ‘real life’ so they settle for feeding this desire with organised sporting events,” she says.

    “It takes a different, special kind of courage and drive to abandon socially accepted norms (day job, family, home) to set off – often solo – on self-motivated and self-organised expeditions. Whether the adventure involves oceans, countries, continents, rivers or mountains, these achievements are extraordinary. I’ve yet to meet a person who is not captivated by tales of adventure.”

    Through these Talks, FEAT celebrates the achievements of adventurers.

    The FEAT concept was created by Lisa de Speville. She organises the FEAT South Africa events, which are supported by numerous sponsors & partners and the adventurous speakers, who make these evening possible.

    FEAT Canada was the first country to host a FEAT event outside of South Africa. It is which is organised by adventure racer Sean Verret. Their first event was held in Vancouver in November 2011. FEAT Canada is the first to introduce a FEAT Kids event.

    FEAT Denmark joined our FEAT family with their first event in February 2015. These events are organised by adventure racer Sanne Elidsbo Hansen.

    FEAT Events is the Facebook page representing all FEAT activities worldwide.

    FEAT South Africa is the Facebook page specifically for South African content and events.

    FEAT Canada has its own Facebook page as does FEAT Danmark.