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Title:
Meet a member of the 1971 Darien Gap Expedition
Date:
Saturday February 23rd, 2013 05:30 PM
Where:
Tucson, Arizona
Category:
Trail Runs (Official)
Event Custom Field 1:
1
Trail Leader:
James Howard

Event Description

A special one-time event.

In 1971, two brand new Range Rovers arrived in Anchorage with the goal of becoming the first vehicles to drive from Alaska to the southern tip of South America.  By far the most difficult portion of that trip was the 200 mile Darien Gap, an area of swamp, mountains,  and jungle lying where Central America connects with South America.  It took over 60 people, dozens of pack animals, 10 tons of food, 15,000 gallons of fuel, 2400 cans of beer, 80,000 cigarettes, and 100 days to get the Rovers across the Gap.

A veteran of that effort, Kelvin Kent, will speak on that expedition as well as his 1967 drive from the UK to Calcutta by way of Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.  He will show photos and film.

The event will be held at the Howard's house in northwest Tucson, off I-10 exit 252.  Dinner will be provided from 5:30-6:30 and the talk will start immediately after.  For folks from out of town, there is plenty of room for camping on our 3 acre lot.

For directions or more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 



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Venue

Location:
Howard House
ZIP:
85743
City:
Tucson
State:
Arizona
Country:
United States
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