Alastair Humphreys is an English adventurer, author and motivational speaker who is available for hire through Champions. A highly regarded Explorer, he has taken on some of the toughest challenges in some of the most hostile environments in the world.
His first big adventure was completing a four-year bicycle journey around the world, which he began in August 2001 from his Yorkshire home. Passing south through Europe and Africa, he crossed to South America by sea from Cape Town and proceeded up the west coast of the Americas, crossed from Alaska to Magadan in Russia, Japan then westward across China and Central Asia to return to Europe.
Alastair arrived home in November 2005, having ridden 46,000 miles over four years and three months, and included raising funds and awareness for a charity called Hope and Homes for Children. So impressive was his journey that Sir Ranulph Fiennes dubbed it ‘the first great adventure of the new millennium’.
In more recent explorations, Alastair has rowed across the Atlantic, rowed to France with Major Phil Packer, followed the holy Kaveri River across the entirety of Southern India, ran the Marathon des Sables and crossed Iceland by foot and pack raft only.
In 2011 he created the term ‘microadventure’, to define the promotion of small and inexpensive explorations that you can start close to home. This term is now frequently used in social media as a popular hashtag.
Alastair’s inspirational and motivational approach as a speaker portrays his true passion for encouraging others. His belief that people can break down distant dreams in achievable goals while conquering self-doubt and facing fears inspires confidence and captivates his audiences. Alastair can also relate to a library of wonderful photographs as a motivational speaker to highlight the scale of his achievements.
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‘Alastair spoke recently to a group of very senior Marketing VPs and CMOs at a Google event. He did a wonderful job of engaging and inspiring the audience with them hanging on his every word for 30 minutes. He was equally comfortable presenting to his amazing photographs or handling a range of questions. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for a corporate audience.’ – Google