Jo’burg Oct 2015

Videos of talks from the FEAT event held in Johannesburg on Thursday, 8 October 2015.

Video: Tim Biggs

Tim Biggs’ passion – since his university days in the mid-70s – has been canoe racing. He represented South Africa at canoe marathon races around Europe, won the Dusi Canoe Marathon a few times and has completed numerous international kayaking expeditions.
Tim writes about some of his expeditions in his self-published book, ‘Three Rivers of the Amazon’, a story of his adventures paddling the three main tributaries of the Amazon River: Urubamba River (1981), the Apurimac River (1985) and the Maranon River (2004). [more]

Video: Samantha Stainton

Sam started climbing seven years ago at the age of 12 and her focus has been sport climbing – lead and boulder. “I do it for the adventure and the people because climbers are definitely the best kind of people,” she says. [more]

Videos: Robyn Zimmerman

Robyn Zimmerman comes from a long line of scouts and thus it was inevitable that she too would join scouts by the age of 13. “I have been extensively involved in all aspects of scouts – first aid, pioneering, hiking, camping and community service,” she says. [more]

Video: Peter van Kets

Peter van Kets made his name in the world of extreme adventure by winning the pairs division of the 5500km unsupported Woodvale Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race in 2008. He returned to the race in 2010 – this time solo. He spent 76 days alone in a seven-meter rowing boat and crossed the Atlantic unsupported. Pete spoke at the first FEAT event in Jo’burg in October 2010 and at the first FEAT Cape Town in February 2011. [more]

Video: Paige Raw

13 year old Paige Raw lives in the Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland. “I have a river in my front yard and a mountain in my backyard – but if you think I live in the bush, think again… there’s actually a Woolies Food just one kilometre from my door,” she says. [more]

Video: Nic Good

Nic is a directing cameraman. He is as comfortable in an editing studio as he is underwater, in the sky, on the sea or hanging on a rock face. 20-years ago Nic started his company Fresh Air Crew to shoot and direct a mountaineering expedition to Patagonia. His first documentary won at the Banff International Mountain Film Festival and led to him developing a niche in the adventure-documentary market. [more]

Video: Keegan Longueira

Keegan Longueira’s biking expeditions began in December 2011 when he used his year-end university holiday to cycle from his home in Witbank to Cape Town, a journey that took him 22 days. [more]