Speaking and Engaging
Luke and Hazel are passionate about sharing their experiences and insights with others and their diverse range of audiences includes: the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's 'Inspiring People' talk series, The House of Lords, Credit Suisse, Franklin Templeton Investments, Baillie Gifford Investments, The Leith Agency, the Aviemore Adventure Film Festival, the Dundee Mountain Film Festival, the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival, DAKS, the Royal Bank of Scotland, the 2050 Climate Group, the 2016 Glasgow TedX Conference and both primary and secondary school pupils.
Paul Dimond, Deputy Chairman, DAKS
“On behalf of all my colleagues at DAKS, can I thank you both…for your most inspiring talk that had everybody riveted and for your sheer enthusiasm for the teamwork lesson that you rightly drew from your extraordinary challenges. We are so grateful. We all had a great deal to learn from you. Our guests were unanimously full of praise and appreciation for your presentation and readiness to talk to them afterwards. The whole evening was the unrivalled highlight of our Autumn season's activity.”
Festival Director – Aviemore Adventure Film Festival
"Luke’s presentation was captivating: action-packed, with engaging delivery and content, he knew his audience and connected with them so well. With the perfect level of detail to capture the mood, he conveyed real passion, which in turn helped to take you on his journey, making you feel that you were right there alongside him.
Luke is a natural story teller…articulate, enthusiastic, relaxed, down-to-earth and friendly, and despite his relatively young age he came across like a seasoned pro, highly professional. Luke captured the very essence and endeavour of adventure…we were all incredibly inspired by his story of how he has overcome the most insurmountable odds to achieve goals.
His talk was truly inspiring and a delight to listen to…through making it relevant to all, and the self-doubts and challenges we all face in life, everyone came out feeling energized, motivated and wanting more!"
The Royal Bank of Scotland
"Luke's presentation was as humbling as it was inspiring. My colleagues were captivated and we took a lot of great learnings from the session."
"Luke speaks from the heart and his recollection of events leading up to and during his epic adventure to the South Pole are loaded with emotional anecdotes that inspire as much as they entertain. His delivery is informative yet extremely witty in parts and had his audience listening intently to every word and enjoying every picture. He is a pleasure to watch and listen to and provides a truly inspirational example of what can be achieved by a human being driven to make a difference in this world…"
'Ask an Explorer'
As a way of bringing the excitement of exploration to school pupils across the world, Hazel and Luke answer pupils' questions by video. Please get in touch by email if you'd like to do this for your class.
Hazel and Luke love helping out other expeditions wherever they can - whether it's suggesting people to speak to, supporting funding applications, providing planning and kit guidance or even sharing news. They've helped out a number of expeditions to date so if you're planning (or thinking about planning) an expedition, get in touch via email!