James Aldred is an EMMY award-winning cameraman, adventurer and professional tree climber who has made a career out of travelling the world, filming wildlife for the BBC and climbing trees. It’s a career choice that has inevitably presented a few dangers along the way, including being chased by gorillas, stung by African bees and an encounter with an aggressive monkey-eating harpy eagle that dive-bombed James whilst filming high up in the Venezuelan canopies.
Unsurprisingly for James, whose love for nature began early on in his life, the rewards of working in the wild are significant and incredibly worthwhile. After all, who else can profess to safely transporting Sir David Attenborough to the 200-foot-high treetops in Costa Rica, Borneo and Thailand during the filming of The Life of Mammals for the BBC?
Come and enjoy an inspiring evening with James Aldred as he introduces his memoir, The Man Who Climbs Trees, revealing the extraordinary stories of his adventures from across the globe having scaled the most incredible and majestic trees in existence. James will be in conversation with writer and naturalist Helen Macdonald, whose Number One best-selling novel, H is for Hawk, is under development for the big screen and was a world-wide hit. Helen writes for the New York Times exploring the natural world and its meanings.
Don’t miss the chance to purchase a discounted and signed copy of The Man Who Climbs Trees: A Memoir for £10 (RRP £16.99), only available when booking your tickets online. Simply add the book to your basket when you click through to the next page. Books will be available for collection from the on-site bookshop on the night. James and Helen will be signing books after the event.