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Mountains of the Mind – The power of nature and adventure on our mental health – Gavin Lang & Stef Sifandos

Wed 30 May 2018 @ 7:00 pm


Mountain Climbing Guide and Adventure Photographer Gavin Lang has been adventuring around the world for over 20 years and has witnessed the powerful potential of the mountains to balance us mentally, physically and emotionally. He established his business First Light Guiding in Wanaka to provide a service that incorporates mindfulness, environmental care and self-development with what is often seen as an egocentric pursuit.

He delves into the why of adventure and speaks about what excites him the most about his career.

His creative spirit is also abundant in his photography and videography work, shooting on the fly in often extreme and exposed places.

Stef Sifandos is an author, international speaker and well-respected mentor and trainer to some of Australia’s top professional sporting teams, individual athletes, world champion fighters, and elite special forces soldiers. He combines the best of eastern and western methodologies and philosophies into his programs.

He holds degrees in: Behavioural Science and Philosophy; a Master degree in Environmental Science and Commerce, and has been pivotal in the creation of the ‘Spirit of the Mountains’ mountaineering and self-development retreat with First Light Guiding.  He is also qualified in the areas of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, Reiki, physical and psychological conditioning and performance coaching.

This evenings presentation focuses on the power of nature and adventure on our mental health and will include photos and footage from the mountains of the Southern Alps, Peru, Patagonia and Nepal.


Wed 30 May 2018
7:00 pm
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Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club


TTC Hall
4 Moncrieff Street
Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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