It’s the winter of 1940/41 and Millican Dalton (the first professional mountain guide, philosopher and self-proclaimed inventor of shorts), is in ‘the safest spot to escape the kind attentions of Mr Hitler’ – his cave in the Borrowdale valley in Cumberland. But the Keswick ARP warden has just visited and ordered him to “Put that candle out!” – the Borrowdale Hermit is far from happy about this infringement on his personal liberty and fires off a letter of complaint to Winston Churchill. Both are now in their darkest hour. All true so far!……but at the age of 74, having given up his ‘stifling city job’ to find freedom living amongst nature in cabins, tents and caves for over 40 years, how might this war-time imposition affect The Professor’s philosophy of life…..and would he receive a response from the Prime Minister?
The Professor of Adventure is an investigation into freedom, solitude and human resourcefulness.