Listen to BBC World Service on January 25, 2016 to hear Jill Heinerth talk on “The Conversation.”
As we celebrate National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, there have been many opportunities to recall the great adventures, discoveries, and explorations that everyone remembers and loves. But highlights of successes are only part of the story.
Sometimes an expedition can take years, even decades. Sometimes the team has to start over again. Sometimes they never even find what they were looking for in the first place.
Everything from transportation failures to disappearing trails to animals that simply never show up can throw off the best laid plans of researchers and adventurers. This month, we’re rounding up several National Geographic explorers to talk about their exciting and even cringe-worthy tales… of epic fails.
Be part of the conversation and join our LIVE Hangout on Air with tech-savvy primatologist Agustin Fuentes, risk-taker and deep-sea diver Jill Heinerth, and bat biologist Paul Racey. Get an inside look at the misadventures, missteps, and downright failures that are often a key part of a larger National Geographic stories.
Explorers, Adventurers and Rogues