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Four years ago Darren Tate, a family friend, had a major heart attack while out hiking on Blencathra in Cumbria. He was lucky to survive through the night, until he could be treated the next morning. Young, fit and active, Darren was completely unaware he had a heart defect. Under the name Hearts of Cumbria, […]

Most of my talks are closed events for corporate clients but here is something different! In spring 2016 I was part of an Eagle Ski Club six-person team that tackled Mount Logan on skis, and one of four who reached the top. Mount Logan is the highest peak in Canada, and the second highest in […]

Re-invention of Hiking panel at the 9th World Congress Snow & Mountain Tourism. Recently, I gave the opening speech and then chaired the Re-invention of Hiking panel at the 9th World Congress Snow & Mountain Tourism, held in my home country of Andorra. Below you will find the video of my speech and the full […]

I’m back at home after an epic week of work, with speaking engagements in Siofok (Hungary) on Monday, Saarbrücken (Germany) on Wednesday, and Iphofen (Germany) on Friday. As I sit on the terrace under my umbrella of awesomeness, soaking up the summer warmth, I’ve been reflecting on what I learnt on the road. (Apart from […]

Working as a professional speaker can be a strange business. I seldom cross paths with colleagues as I’m often the only outside speaker at a European-wide conference of a major multinational. A lot of time is spent alone in aeroplane and hotel rooms, and a lot of time is spent with strangers. Explaining what I […]