Mr. Peter Leffe will make a presentation on January 10, 2013 regarding African hunting.
Mr. Leffe has made more than a dozen African safaris as well as many shooting trips to Europe.
He is also an active pilot operating a Siai Marchetti aircraft.
Mr. Leffe will show a video and answer questions regarding African hunting.
Mr. Leffe is the featured hunter in the movie “Mountain Buffalo”, by Rainer Josch Films.
The movie was released in German in 200, in English, French, Danish, Spanish, in 2008 and in Russian, Italian & Swedish in 2009.
Mr. Leffe is featured as a solo hunter, hunting totally on foot with no professional hunter and no backup.
The movie chronicles hunting the most dangerous animal in Africa, on the mountain that is considered the most dangerous place in Africa,
with more deaths and injuries than any other hunting area in Africa.
Two other hunts are also on the movie.
The first is Mr. Josch guiding a German client hunter and the final hunt is Mr. Josch hunting alone.
The movie was first screened at the IWA Game Show in Nuremburg, Germany, in Nov 2005, in the German language version.
The movie "Mountain Buffalo" received the top award (1st prize winner - category professional hunting movie)
at the 2008 International Film & Video Festival, JAGD & HUND, Dortmund/Germany.
Peter with Mt. Loosimingor, Maasailand, Tanzania in the background
Returning from the Hunt with the Trophy head
The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles®
January 17, 2013 -
John Ricci - Huaorani Indians Expedition
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John's presentation will surround the Huaorani Indian and we will discuss the following:
Their history – How they came to be “civilized or socialized”
Their future – The encroachment of their land
Their surroundings – How they live now and where they live
How they use the land for medicine – “There’s a plant for that”
The Yasuni Biosphere – The region they live in and what the government is doing to protect it
John has completed 4 Ironman triathlons,
traveled to 44 countries (and counting),
and maintains an impressive number of t-shirts commemorating all of these activities.
He has been featured in Outdoor Magazine for his adventures abroad and
can tell a meaner travel story than anyone else you are likely to meet.
His love for traveling and adventure was a natural fit for starting the company Wandrian Adventures.
Patricia Polcyn was raised on a small lake in the wilds of Michigan.
She learned to swim, fish, hunt and canoe at a young age, then moved to California to attend college,
where she received her degree in Occupational Therapy.
She currently manages an occupational therapy department providing services to numerous school districts in Orange County and
is the coauthor of several textbooks on the subject.
Patricia is a veteran outdoorswoman, and became a certified scuba diver 11 years ago.
She has worked extensively as a safety diver and is member of the Sea Ventures Dive Club and California Wreck Divers.
Her travels have taken her off the beaten path on numerous occasions, including exploring ancient ruins in Mexico,
kayaking remote rivers in Fiji, diving 2,000-year-old shipwrecks off Greece and exploring offshore reefs in such places as
Nova Scotia, Australia, Barbados and the Philippines.
When not diving shipwrecks for treasure or hunting for dinner with her speargun,
she can often be found hiking to remote locations throughout the world,
including searching for lost Indian villages and settlements in Northern Arizona.
Patricia will present on forgotten Anasazi Indian ruins she helped find over the past several years in the Sedona and Grand Canyon area of Arizona.
Studying the topography of the land and the Anasazi culture has allowed virtually unknown remains of this ancient civilization to be discovered.
Centuries before European man set foot on the shores of this continent, “The Cliff Dwellers,” as they became known,
built pueblos that aesthetically blended in with the line and mass of the towering cliff walls and mesas that surrounded them.
Most of us are familiar with the more commonly known ruins such as Cliff Palace and Pueblo Bonito,
but many more stories are yet to be told by the ruins hidden far off the beaten path.
The Anasazi, like the other neighboring tribes they melded with, left behind no written record.
However, a quizzical eye on distant mesas and nearby caves can sometimes reveal crumbling walls of past villages,
painted pottery shards at a common cooking plaza, or a once fruitful field used for farming that tells a story of these vanished People of the Rock.
What is it like to survive a rescue at sea?
How difficult is it to grab your survival equipment and jump into your life raft?
Do you really need to invest in that EPIRB?
Leo will join us at the club and will answer many of these questions
as he provides a first hand account about his rescue from the Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar
after a storm of cyclones capsized his catamaran.