Behind the scenes of the Ala Archa Expedition: from Sheffield to Kyrgyzstan!
20 Mar '20 | 7:00pm
20 Mar '20 | 7:45pm
In the summer of 2018, five Sheffield undergraduate students completed a month-long research expedition to the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
Following more than a year of meticulous planning, the team had turned a somewhat far-out idea into an extremely far-out reality. Travelling to northern Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, their aim was to investigate the effect climate changes are having on some of the world's fastest-melting glaciers.
The team spent 31-days camping in a remote valley, collecting data on and around glaciers at altitudes over 3500m, climbing, hiking and generally experiencing a totally wild environment.
On Friday night, the team will be delivering a 45-minute talk to tell the story of the trip, discuss their findings and answer your burning questions.
If you want to get together with your tribe and re-shape the world for the better, or if you enjoy adventures with a lighter footprint, check out our Acts of Rebellion festival itinerary.