Intrepid explorer . . . Colonel John Blashford-Snell broke off his adventures to deliver the keynote speech at the launch of the Royal Geographical Society's local chapter. He also addressed the Asia Pacific Travel Health Association. Pictured at the society launch are (top left) Sir Eric Hotung and Colonel Blashford-Snell and (left) Kearia Yau, Robert Adethenmund, Patricia Hotung and James Van Hoften.