The Ordnance Survey Outdoors Show

There are only two weeks to go until The Ordnance Survey Outdoors Show comes to the NEC, Birmingham on Friday 16th Sunday 18th March. Visitors to the show can expect to be wowed with amazing tales of travel from all corners of the world when renowned actor & explorer Brian Blessed is joined by a cast of charismatic individuals including, Ray Mears, Bill Oddie and Alan Hinkes.

Leo has been rock climbing since he was a young boy, and in 1970 his first film - an ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland - was made. Since then he has gone onto make over 50 films and has climbed the fiercely overhanging Brandler/Hasse route on the Cima Grande di Laveredo, the Phillip/Flamm on the Civetta, the North Faces of the Piz Badille, Matterhorn and Eiger as well as reaching over 24, 000ft on both sides of Everest.

Dan Joel (aka Mole), one of the UK's top surfers will be visiting the Freespirit Beach Festival on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March with his jet ski. Dan has built a reputation as a fearless surfer when it comes to tackling some of the UK's most epic waves. What's more, a whopping 30ft lifesize banner will be erected in the stand to illustrate the size of the waves Mole and his team tackle on a regular basis.

The Royal Marines Commando Display Team (RMCDT) will be appearing at the show sharing their expertise and experience with the public. The team are specialists in unarmed combat, helicopter and building abseiling and high aerial slides. Throughout the show visitors will be treated to displays of unarmed combat, tips and advice on abseiling and helicopter fastroping. A state of the art rock-climbing simulator will be set up for visitors to experience this extreme sport in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The Ordnance Survey Outdoors Show incorporates four shows under one roof exploring a huge breadth of outdoors activities, with access to expert information on climbing, bouldering, canoeing, camping, diving, walking and mountain biking.

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