2018 September Club Meeting

Topic: Trip Report on the Orange River in South Africa Speaker: Allan Wedderburn Description: Speaker Bio:

2018 September Club Meeting

Sep 19th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flying Pie Pizza     7804 SE Stark Street Portland, OR 97215

Schedule:     6:00 – 6:30       Social Time                  Pizza/Salad Delivered @ 6:15
                   6:30 – 6:45       Upcoming Trips            Pizza Delivered @ 6:30
                   6:45 – 7:15       Club Business               Pizza Delivered @ 6:45
                   7:15 – 8:15       Presentation
                   8:15 – 8:30       Clean-up
 
Topic:          Trip Report on the Orange River in South Africa
 
Speaker:      Allan Wedderburn
 
Description:  Allan Wedderburn will talk about his experience on the Orange River in South Africa.
 
The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and the Orange River Basin extends extensively into Namibia and Botswana to the north. It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, flowing westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. The river forms part of the international borders between South Africa and Namibia and between South Africa and Lesotho, as well as several provincial borders within South Africa. Except for Upington, it does not pass through any major cities.
 
 
Speaker Bio: Allan has a passion for wild places with primary interests being wilderness guiding and white water kayaking. He has over 25 years of guiding experience taking people into remote wilderness areas in the African bush where the concept of Wilderness philosophy is facilitated. Together with South African notables like Clive Walker, Dr Frances Gamble and Johan Fourie he was a founding member and past Chairman of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa. Prior to starting his own part time non-profit wilderness trails company, Touch the Earth Wilderness Trails, which he owned for 14 years, he was a part-time Field Guide of the Wilderness Leadership School for 11 years which was founded by renowned conservationist, and mentor, Dr. Ian Player. For you golfers, Ian is Gary Player’s brother.
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