Adventurer Speakers

Felix Baumgartner

On October 14, 2012, Austrian jumper Felix Baumgartner broke three World Records: the first human to break the sound barrier without the assistance of a vehicle, the highest manned balloon flight, and the highest skydive. Standing on the step of the capsule, Baumgartner made a short address, saying, "I know the whole world is watching now. I wish you could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to ...

Grant Denyer

Dynamic presenter, host and racing car driver, Grant Denyer fast became one of Australia's most recognisable faces. Denyer won the fourth series of Dancing with the Stars, and also hosted the celebrity duet singing competition It Takes Two from 2006 to 2008. Denyer has also presented All Time Greatest Aussie Bloopers, Guinness World Records with co-host Shelley Craft, and Australia's Got Talent. ...

Grant Wharington

To date, the success and competitive nature of the Skandia Wild Thing program has been driven by Grant Wharington. At only 42, he is the owner of a successful construction company based in Victoria, and is married with three children. Grant's passion to be a major player in competitive ocean racing is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. A versatile and talented sailor, he has competed in 18 R ...

Gregory Burns

Gregory Burns is an internationally acclaimed platform speaker and artist. Also, despite or perhaps because of his disability, which requires the use of leg braces and crutches to ambulate, Gregory is an athlete. Gregory's diverse skills, life experiences and achievements ensures that his speeches are both inspiring and meet the specific needs of his clients. By crafting his learning points around ...

Heather Swan

Heather Swan has shattered three world records in extreme sport, she's climbed soaring Himalayan mountains, flown a wingsuit from 6604 metres, flown bird style across the Australian Outback and across Sydney Harbour. She's a recipient of Australian Geographic's 'Spirit of Adventure Award, she's been featured twice on '60 Minutes', twice on 'Australian Story' in two feature documentaries and on Nat ...

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas is a rare person - a business graduate who has studied lions at close quarters during 20 years as a game ranger in Africa. A dynamic and inspiring presenter, Ian believes people, and especially business people, can absorb and learn from the Animal Kingdom. Sound business sense is interlaced with humour and an ability to tell stories. The audience leave enthralled and repeat the storie ...

James Castrission

Cas is an Aussie Explorer constantly pushing the boundaries of human endurance.

Most recently, on the 26th January 2012, he made history by completing the longest unsupportedpolar expedition of all time, alongside his best mate, Jonesy. 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 it back to the coast after having skied 2275km with everything they needed to survive in the harshest environment on Earth.

Jane Hall

Sydney-sider, Jane Hall, has been described as 'the world's most accomplished female expedition racer.' In captaining 'Team Aussie' to success in six EcoChallenge Adventure Races, she has succeeded in an event which has even beaten the world's greatest living adventurer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Everest climbers and Ironman Triathletes. Jane is a high achiever, with a PhD in Marine Ecology, an Honor ...

Jesse Martin

On October 31st 1999, aged 18, Jesse became the youngest person in history to circumnavigate the globe, solo nonstop and unassisted, in his 34-foot yacht Lionheart. It is a record that still stands to this day. It was by listening to his heart and instinct and not the criticism of others that Jesse Martin fulfilled his dream of becoming the youngest person to sail around the world solo, non s ...

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