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Do you need top-class inspirational speakers for Conferences, Events, Keynotes, after-dinner speeches and motivational lectures?

Let the world's greatest living Explorers and Adventurers inspire your audience with captivating tales of their adventures encapsulating themes of leadership, team work and motivation.




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Welcome to the World Explorers Bureau where the world's greatest explorers and adventurers will inspire and motivate your audience.


I was thoroughly mesmerized by Matt's subject matter, style, and engagement with the audience. He is able to bring every one of the participants along with him as he experienced the triumphs and epic challenges of his journey. Adding interactive "what would you do" moments into the presentation creates an immersive experience and mandates full attention. Matt was able to skillfully leverage his story of leadership, courage, and perseverance to underscore our core meeting objectives through an entertaining and gripping presentation.

Hewlett Packard about World Explorer, Matt McFadyen

Her adventures and achievements are admirable; her boundless energy and creativity make her unique

Adobe Systems Inc. about World Explorer, Lia Ditton

...a rare ability to connect with the audience and draw in each person as if they were sharing the adventure

Royal Canadian Geographical Society about World Explorer, George Kourounis

Dave’s fresh and compelling point of view is a great draw card and inspires positive change in work and personal life.

Professional Investment Holding Ltd about World Explorer, Dave Cornthwaite

Not only in his business, but also in this account of his adventures, Bruce Poon Tip is making an active contribution to creating a more peaceful and happier world, while at the same time creating a model from which others can learn

His Holiness the Dalai Lama about World Explorer, Bruce Poon Tip

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Felicity Aston


Felicity Aston is the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone. The 1744km, 59-day journey completed in January 2012 also made her the first person in the world to do so purely by muscle power without the aid of kites or machines.


Sturla Ellingvag

DNA, history and identity: Searching for connections around the globe

"We greatly enjoyed having Sturla with us for the day (and I'm still trying to track down a "Live Like a Viking!" t-shirt). The talk and the lunch discussion has stimulated a lot of follow-up conversations about identity, the role of DNA and history and social ethics questions. The fit for the day and with our students (and even community members!) was perfect."

Jeffrey Ratliff-Crain Associate Dean, Augustana College, Illinois


John Sullivan - Elite Survival Training

Papua New Guinea – The search for former cannibals

John has been an adviser to numerous expeditions and was selected by the BBC to make all in-country arrangements for their programmes 'Last Man Standing' and 'Extreme Dreams’ and by Channel 5 for their programme 'Unbreakable’s'. More recently John set up from scratch the documentary 'Eating with Cannibals' for the National Geographic Channel filmed in Papua New Guinea.

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Paul Mungeam better known to TV audiences as

Mungo - Adventure Cameraman



‘Mungo’ (Paul Mungeam) has proved that by daring to take hold of opportunities that arise, you can become a considerable achiever.

Being a TV cameraman is said to be “one of the best jobs in the world” as it allows you to travel the world extensively, as well as get yourself into the most extraordinary situations with the most extraordinary people – some of whom become friends for life.

Over the last 20 years Mungo has travelled to over 80 countries (filming in every environment known to man) for all the major broadcasters (BBC, National Geographic, Channel 4, Discovery etc) and working with some of the biggest names on TV: Bear Grylls, Simon Cowell, Freddie Flintoff, Charley Boorman, Kate Humble & Davina McCall (to name but a few).

During these extensive travels he has experienced first hand the sublime to the ridiculous, stories which are shared in his first autobiography: ‘MUNGO - The Cameraman’. Some of the stories featured are sad and some are shocking, but guaranteed some of the tears shed will be in sheer amusement.

Mungo’s career continues to grow at a blistering rate.

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Record Making Speakers

Our World Explorers Bureau explorers and adventurers demonstrate a wide range of high value personal characteristics and skills. Here we feature from time to time some of our amazing team who have made or broken world records, set world firsts and entered in the Guinness Book of Records to give you a feel for what our adventure speakers can offer your audience:

2010 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Roz is an ocean rower, an accomplished international speaker, author and passionate campaigner. She holds four world records for Ocean rowing, including first woman to row three oceans. She has rowed over 15,000 miles and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23 foot row boat. She uses her ocean rowing adventures to inspire and motivate audiences.

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Kenton Cool

Kenton’s first expedition to Everest in 2004 was the starting point of his professional career in high altitude mountaineering and has lead to Kenton becoming Britain’s most successful Everest mountaineer and the second-most successful Western Mountaineer of all-times.

In total Kenton has summited Everest 11 times – even twice in one week. In 2009 he successfully lead the Sir Ranulph Fiennes Everest Expeditions and was part of a BBC documentary centred around the expedition. Kenton was the first person to ever send a tweet from the summit of Mount Everest (in 2011) and also make a 3G phone call from the top too. He is the only Brit to have ski descended two 8000m peaks.

More recently he has summited the three mountains of the Everest horseshoe, Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse in one continuous push - completing the ultimate ‘Three Peaks’Challenge in 2013.

Eric Larsen

Polar adventurer, expedition guide, and educator.

In 2006, Eric completed the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole and in 2010, a world record expedition to the South Pole, North Pole and top of Mt. Everest all within a 365-day period.

Eric also recently set the American unsupported North Pole expedition 'speed' record traveling from northern Ellesmere Island to the Geographic North Pole in 53 days. Called Last North, this expedition may quite possibly be the last of its kind in history to reach the North Pole and will be featured in a documentary on Animal Planet in early 2015.














 Ants is a record-breaking adventurer, travel writer and tv producer, with a penchant for very long journeys in rather unsuitable vehicles.

In 2006 she drove a pink tuk tuk 12,500-mile from Bangkok to Brighton with her best friend Jo. They raised £50,000 for Mind, set the world record for the longest journey ever by an auto rickshaw, wrote a best-selling travel book "Tuk Tuk to the Road" and won Cosmopolitan Magazine's "Fun, fearless female award" from 16,000 entries.

Most recently she ventured on a 2-month motorcycle ride down what remains of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. A book about this "Short Ride in the Jungle" has just been published. In between travelling and writing she produces TV programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV

Ryan Waters

Ryan Waters holds audiences spellbound presenting his exploits around the world. In addition to being the first American to complete the Adventurer's Grand Slam (climbing all seven summits and reaching both the north and south poles on foot), Ryan has been a successful environmental consultant in a global engineering consulting company. With his self depreciating humor, he motivates and inspires while stressing the importance of teamwork and keeping a positive attitude no matter the situation. I have hired Ryan to speak at two events and will gladly do so again when the opportunity arises.

John Jenkins, Black & Veatch

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George Kourounis 

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George Kourounis is a global adventurer, and host of Angry Planet. Based in Toronto, his efforts to document nature's worst weather conditions have taken him all over the globe. His efforts have been seen around the world on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, BBC-TV, CNN and of course, his own adventure TV program Angry Planet which has been broadcast in over 100 countries.

Dave Cornthwaite

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At the age of 25 Dave Cornthwaite left his job as a graphic designer and embarked upon an adventure that would take him all over the world, in all kinds of different ways. His Expedition1000 project is considered one of the most ambitious adventure projects of all time. Twenty-five different non-motorised journeys, each in excess of 1000 miles. 

Maria Leijerstam

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On the 27th December 2013, Maria Leijerstam became the first person in the world to cycle from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole and also set the new World Record for the fastest human powered coast to pole traverse, completing her journey in 10 days, 14hrs and 56 minutes