Adventurer Speakers

Bruce Hancock

Marathon man, coach, trainer, adventurer, facilitator and actor - that's Bruce Hancock all rolled into one. Bruce has run 12 Marathons and Two Ultra Marathons and is always on the lookout for a challenge. Bruce, a New Zealander, has been actively involved in Performance Psychology, Training and Development, and the Hospitality and Wellness industry for the past 19 years, in New Zealand, Australia ...

Bruce Poon Tip

Following a transformational backpacking trip to Asia, Bruce started G Adventures at the age of 22 by maxing out his credit cards and possessing a burning desire to create a sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen, for those who didn't want to see the world from the back of a tour bus. Over the next 23 years with Bruce at the helm and a business concept rooted in social ...

Cas and Jonesy

Cas and Jonesy are two Aussie Explorers constantly pushing the boundaries of human endurance. Most recently, they made history by completing the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time. In 100 years of polar exploration no-one had EVER walked from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance. Many had tried, none had succeeded. After 89 gruelling days they made i ...

Charlie Lynn

Charlie Lynn served in the Australian Army for 21 years. This included tours of duty in Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and as an Exchange Officer with the United States Army. More recently he has led adventure treks across the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. He has led celebrity groups, corporate leadership groups and professional sporting teams such as the Sydney Swans. A very passionate Austra ...

Chris Bonington

Chris Bonington is one of the most successful expedition leaders in the history of mountaineering and has established a reputation as an outstanding motivational speaker. He uses the superbly illustrated story of his two major expeditions to Everest as a case study that is linked and tailored to the needs of the cli­ent. He has spoken to companies and organisations around the world and was a vi ...

Damien Thomlinson

The story of Damien Thomlinson, an Australian veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is one that continues to evolve and inspire people around the world.

It was while serving in Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment that Damien's life was changed forever. In April 2009, whilst on night patrol in Southern Afghanistan, Damien’s unit drove over an improvised Taliban bomb. Damien suffered horrendous injuries in the explosion, which resulted in both of his legs being amputated. The damage to his body was so severe his medical team claim it is a miracle he wasn’t killed, and there were many times throughout his immediate treatment and beyond that medical staff did not think he would pull through.

Damien’s incredible journey of triumph over adversity, positive attitude and ambition for the future stands as proof that no challenge is too great and that the ANZAC spirit truly is alive and well. His is a story of reinvention, of embracing change and of approaching life with a mindset of positivity.

David Lim

David Lim is best known in Asia and abroad for leading the 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition in 1998 which succeeded in placing two members on the summit. The climb captured the imagination of the entire country and helped reset the parameters of what could be achieved by the small and flat island nation. A week after returning from Everest, he experienced a life-and-death struggle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a serious nerve disorder. The disorder totally paralyzed and hospitalized him for six months. David has shares timeless lessons on resilience and leadership.

Don McIntyre

Don McIntyre celebrated his 40th birthday the day he and Margie set sail for Antarctica. Margie, a Queenslander, had only seen snow twice before she agreed to spend a year with Don in Antarctica. ...

Eric Philips

Eric Philips is the founder and director of Icetrek Expeditions. His outdoor career spans 25 years during which time he has worked professionally as a wilderness guide, outdoor educator, adventure film presenter, motivational speaker, team facilitator and musician. As an adventurer, Eric has visited every continent on earth, often leading lightweight and self-supported expeditions to remote area ...

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