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Backpacking on a Pension Book - New Zealand

Talks - Travel

Event Description

Pamela was continuing her Backpacking trip after retiring at 60 and landed in New Zealand only to find that her card would not work, her pension had not been paid and she had no money.

Eventually she bathed in volcanic mud pools, helicopted to Ice caves in a glacier, abseiled 300ft down into rock tunnels, went hang gliding in the mountains, white water rafting, and trekked 17 kilometers over Mount Doom, an extinct volcano used in the 'Lord of the Rings' film.

This is part two of Backpacking on a Pension Book.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Pamela McLellan

Meet The Speaker, Pamela

Pamela says she is so lucky, having 5 or 6 lives all rolled into one. In 1960, on leaving the Civil Service, she bought a Hardware shop in Crawley. From this, as a result of a joke and the BBC’s Nationwide programme in 1970, she started a business manufacturing kits for model railways which is still going strong. The next part of her life included backpacking round the world on her own at 60, hang gliding, white water rafting, learning to dive on the Barrier Reef, climbing through a glacier, and walking 17k over Mount Doom from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ film. She then bought a smallholding, with no previous knowledge of farming, and raised cows, sheep, pigs, goats and chickens and sold the produce at Farmers markets and Country shows.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!