What's your favourite place in Scotland? We want to hear from you all! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part - we will be publishing entries on our blog, in The Geographer and in our monthly e-blast. We have already published the first three and you can read one here http://rsgs.org/favourite-place-scotland-assynt/
Please share with your Facebook friends. So far we haven't had any duplicate entries which just shows what a beautiful and diverse country Scotland is.
Newall Hunter became the first Scot to complete the Explorer's Grand Slam late last month when he summited Denali in Alaska. Battling temperatures of -40°C and below the adventurer eventually reached the summit on June 24th and said: "Denali is probably the most difficult of all the seven peaks so I thought I would leave it until last. The rest of them were quite straightforward. When you climb Everest you have sherpas but here you really are on your own."
You can read more about Newall's adventure in this article.
Our Writer-in-Residence, Jo Woolf, has written a fantastic article that takes a look at the organisation of RSGS talks in years gone by, including dress codes and in which direction you should 'park' your horse! Something to bear in mind ahead of the new Inspiring People season...
RSGS Vice-President David Hempleman-Adams has set sail on the Polar Ocean Challenge - a voyage that aims to highlight both the effects of climate change on arctic sea ice and the effects of shipping on indigenous populations. Both human and physical geography in one voyage.
As David said: "I saw the fantastic opportunity to increase the worlds attention onto not just the effects of climate change and our potential ability to curb it somewhat... But also to highlight the need to navigate the future of the Arctic responsibly. Shipping will pass through very soon, the lives of people living in the normally year round ice bound communities, well, their lives will change drastically. We can make sure that this change is handled carefully, sustainably, responsibly. I believe that all of us, we can all be part of that conversation."