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Adventure Travel with Children

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 December 2007

Sandi Toksvig talks to Marshall Corwin, the producer behind CBBC’s Serious Survival series, which transports adventurous 12-15 year olds to jungles, deserts and the Arctic. Callum, one of the team members has just returned from South America where they were conducting environmental projects on the glaciers of Tierra del Fuego. They discuss the project and their response to the challenges they met.

Taking children on holiday can be a challenging proposition at the best of times, but what happens if you’re a mountaineer and want to continue your career with toddlers in tow?

Rebecca Stephens is the first British woman to climb Everest, Simon Yates is a mountaineer whose agonising climbing experience was immortalised in the film and book Touching the Void. Both have children under five and are acclimatising them to holidays that are little more rigorous than sitting on a beach.

Fawzia Rasheed de Francisco, author of The RoughGuide to Travelling with Babies and Small Children shares advice about travelling in remote and tough environments.



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