RUTH MILLINGTON

AWARD-WINNING WRITER, PODCASTER & ADVENTURE TRAVELLER

EPISODE 8 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW – SURVIVING THE BAM EARTHQUAKE, IRAN!

IN THIS EPISODE, I SWAP SEATS AND SPEAK TO DON ROBBIE ABOUT THE MOST EXTREME JOURNEY I’VE EVER BEEN ON!

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EPISODE 8: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – SURVIVING THE BAM EARTHQUAKE, IRAN, WITH GUEST, RUTH MILLINGTON

In this episode, I swap seats and speak to Don Robbie about the most extreme journey I’ve ever been on.

In 2003, my best friend and I were Christmas visitors to Bam, Iran.  On Boxing Day at 5.26am local time, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the city. The quake destroyed 90% of the town and eventually led to the tragic deaths of over 26,000 Iranians.  We were staying at a local guesthouse which was levelled to the ground by the quake.  I awoke to find myself in the rubble and was saved by my friend – dragging me out by my feet. Over the next 30 hours – using mostly our bare hands and in our pyjamas and bare feet – we began a frantic rescue attempt to save 12 people buried alive beneath our hotel ruins.

I also discuss how post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma affected me, the impact it had on my relationships, and how writing my upcoming book was part of my healing journey.

Listen in to this extraordinary and at times terrifying tale.

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In the meantime, why don’t you listen in to previous episodes:

Episode 7: Everest Base Camp on Royal Enfield Motorbikes

Episode 6: Disaster at Sea

Episode 5: Extreme Detox

Episode 4: London to Kathmandu on a Double-Decker Bus

Episode 3: Gassed and Robbed in Cuba

Episode 3: Cycling the World

Episode 1: Deadly Disease in Paradise

About Ruth Millington’s Extreme Holidays Podcast

Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world’s intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you’ve never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. 

Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie


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Do you have an extreme travel story to tell or know of someone who does?

If so, then I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch HERE. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Yours,

Ruthie x

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