Meet Alastair

Alastair Humphreys: Motivational Speaker, After Dinner, Awards

#Adventure   #Microadventure  #Creativity   #Innovation   #Challenge   #Well-being

 Alastair Humphreys cycled around the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and 5 continents in four years. Renown explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes called it: 'the first great adventure of the new millennium.'  More adventurers were to follow and Alastair became a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his work developing his concept of microadventures - a microadventure is short, simple, cheap and close to home but very effective.

With humour, superb photographs and a huge range of anecdotes to draw upon, Alastair challenges his audience to set more challenging goals - to live more adventurously.

‘I wanted to thank you for attending our summit!  I can honestly say that I’ve never had feedback about a keynote speaker like I did after your session.  To say it was positive was a massive understatement – extraordinary was more like it!’
i-Prospect (USA)

Cycling around the world taught Alastair Humphreys many key lessons about motivation, challenge, resilience, potential, risk and rewards. He understands how to translate distant dreams into achievable goals and develop self-belief. 

Corporate audiences appreciate that Alastair’s concept of microadventures delivers relevant messages around creative thinking, change, finding opportunities within constraints, personal and team development, as well promoting physical and mental well-being. As Alastair puts it, microadventures encourage ‘five to nine thinking’.

Consciously steering himself away from becoming an expert in any one niche of adventure, Alastair is driven to try new challenges in new environments. Having cycled around the world, Alastair looked for new challenges.  He rowed across the Atlantic (joining a crew of strangers with just 6 weeks' notice).  Alastair has hauled a homemade cart of supplies for 1000 miles through the Empty Quarter desert in the footsteps of the great Wilfred Thesiger.  Other adventures include walking across southern India (following the holy Kaveri river), running the Marathon des Sables (6 consecutive marathons through the Sahara desert), rowing to France, completing a crossing of Iceland by foot and packraft, and participating in an Arctic expedition.  Closer to home, Alastair promotes the idea of microadventures - short adventures that help remove the barriers to entry so common in the sometimes elitist world of adventure. 

'If anyone gets the chance to hear Alastair then jump at the opportunity.'
England Rugby

Alastair has published 11 books (including children's books) and he remains a keen photographer and videographer as well as a popular blogger and motivational speaker.  Alastair is a patron of the following charities: Youth Adventure Trust; Hope and Homes for Children; Outdoor Swimming Society; Yorkshire Dales Society and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

An inspirational and entertaining speaker, Alastair Humphreys is passionate about encouraging others and he is available for keynote talks, after dinner events, awards, sales conferences, product launches and personal appearances. Alastair is also a popular speaker at schools (addressing students of all ages as well as Staff INSET days), colleges and universities.

How to book Alastair?

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