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.

Luke speaking at TEDx Glasgow -  The other side of fear

Luke speaking at TEDx Glasgow - The other side of fear

Hazel and Luke speaking at Dundee Mountain Film Festival -  Due North Alaska and other adventures  (image credit: Robbie at Hasta Inc.)

Hazel and Luke speaking at Dundee Mountain Film Festival - Due North Alaska and other adventures (image credit: Robbie at Hasta Inc.)

 

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.”

 
Luke and Hazel reflecting on the theme of teamwork at the DAKS London flagship store

Luke and Hazel reflecting on the theme of teamwork at the DAKS London flagship store

Luke on BBC Breakfast after becoming the first Scot and youngest Brit to ski 730mi solo and unsupported to the South Pole

Luke on BBC Breakfast after becoming the first Scot and youngest Brit to ski 730mi solo and unsupported to the South Pole

 

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!"

 
"In conversation with" Luke at Woodend Barn in northeast Scotland -  On top of the bottom of the world

"In conversation with" Luke at Woodend Barn in northeast Scotland - On top of the bottom of the world

Hazel sharing stories of Arctic Alaska at the RSGS 2018 Geography Day - Women in Polar Regions -  Life at the edge of the world

Hazel sharing stories of Arctic Alaska at the RSGS 2018 Geography Day - Women in Polar Regions - Life at the edge of the world

 

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."

Credit Suisse

"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.

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Expedition Support

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!

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