Guest speaker coming to King’s Lynn involved in Thailand cave rescue


A speaker who will be part of the Kendal Mountain Festival tour visiting St George’s Guidhall has been involved in a cave rescue in Thailand.

Jason Mallinson was part of a team of specialist divers assembled to attempt rescue who were trapped 2.5 miles inside the caves in 2018.

He’ll be coming to Lynn tomorrow as part of the tour, which features an evening of short films and talks narrated by a unique collection of travelers, athletes, activists and creatives.

Jason Mallinson will be a guest speaker at the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour at St George’s Guildhall in June. (57202120)

Mr Mallinson helped rescue a group of boys from a flooded cave in Thailand when the plight of the football team and the daring three-day operation to save them captured the world’s attention for more than two weeks .

As a member of the British Cave Rescue Council, Jason was part of a team of specialist divers assembled to attempt rescue who were trapped 4km, 2.5 miles, inside the caves in June 2018.

The Guildhall event also showcases a collection of the world’s best adventure shorts for audiences to watch on the big screen.

Jason Mallinson will be a guest speaker at the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour at St George's Guildhall in June.  (57202258)
Jason Mallinson will be a guest speaker at the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour at St George’s Guildhall in June. (57202258)

Steve Scott, Kendal Mountain Festival Director, said: “Kendal is synonymous with adventure, stories of extreme human endurance, breathtaking environments and adrenaline-fueled excitement.” Our tours are mini-festivals that distil that spirit of adventure and exploration into a single evening.”



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