Wednesday 10th January 2024 7.15pm for 7.45pm
The Presidents Room, The Bowlers Arms, Enborne Street, Wash Common, Newbury RG14 6TW
Jordan Wylie is a former soldier, bestselling author, extreme adventurer and also one of the stars of Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated shows Hunted and Celebrity Hunted.
Jordan left school early with no qualifications to his name but took the life changing decision to join the British Army.
On leaving the Army, Jordan entered the world of Maritime Security, making headlines after armed Somali pirates boarded a ship that he was protecting.
It was this experience that led Jordan to write “Citadel: The True Story of One Man’s War Against the Pirates of Somalia”, which became a bestseller on publication.
Jordan has since gone on to successfully complete numerous major charity expeditions, including Running Dangerously, which saw him run through Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, and Barefoot Warrior which involved climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, completely barefoot!
His latest book The Power of the Paddle covers his world record attempt to Paddleboard around Great Britain.
He’s raised over a million pounds for charity and some of his expeditions have been made into documentaries on Sky TV. Since his time in the military, Jordan has battled with severe depression, chronic anxiety and epilepsy, and now campaigns to remove the stigma from people suffering from mental illness.
His talks are hugely engaging and truly inspirational – packed with stories from his various adventures.
Admission: Members free. Visitors and guests welcome £5* at the door. All proceeds to Jordan’s charities. https://newburyyachtclub.com/ *Refundable against new member subs.