The Cambridge Hannibal Expedition


Four of us explored all the possible passes that Hannibal could have taken when he crossed the Alps in 218 BC.

The expedition team, Richard, Elizabeth, John and David leaving England for the Alps.

A long time after Hannibal, two thousand one hundred and seventy four years, to be exact, some students decided to walk along Hannibal’s route. They had to be content without the elephants, and brought with them maps and the best record of Hannibal’s crossing by Polybius. They came from Cambridge and were out to discover which route Hannibal took, for this was a subject of great argument in London and Cambridge at the time.
— John Hoyte