About Miles Hilton-Barber - Blind Explorer and Inspirational Speaker:
Miles Hilton-Barber has been blind since his early twenties, but has not let that stop him from challenging barriers and achieving his dreams. He has sought adventure and succeeded on expeditions to deserts, mountains and the polar regions.
Miles' accomplishments are staggering: he has completed the toughest foot-race in the World, the Marathon Des Sables, a 150 mile Ultra-Marathon through the 120 degree heat of the Sahara Desert. He has conquered Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at 19,340 feet. He competed in the Siberian Ice Marathon, billed as The Coldest Marathon on Earth. Some of his other achievements include white water rafting, flying microlights, tandem cycling, scuba-diving, para-sailing and 40 sky-diving jumps. For any person this would be an impressive record, but it is all the more astounding in that Miles has been blind for 25 years.
In other recent accomplishments, Miles was the first blind pilot to undertake a 55-day, 21,000 kilometer microlight flight from London to Sydney, relying on revolutionary speech-output technology on his instruments for navigation, accompanied by his sighted co-pilot. He also man-hauled a sledge over 250 miles across Antarctica.
An exceptional storyteller and corporate motivational speaker, Miles' messages of
never give up,
expect the unexpected and
think big to achieve big come wrapped in a package of humor and profound personal insight. He uses his experiences as an international adventurer to motivate and inspire others to achieve their potential. His words are not hollow generalizations - he offers practical ideas that work for everyone. Miles' managerial background complements his skills as a speaker, enabling him to tailor his talks to your particular business and personnel.
Miles is currently Director of Motivational Development at the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) in the U.K.
What Miles Hilton-Barber Talks About:
Miles Hilton-Barber provides your audience with the inspirational story of his own life as a blind adventurer. He is an extraordinarily inspiring, funny and compelling speaker who teaches us that we all have more potential than we think.
A master storyteller, Miles tells the story of how he came to face his greatest fears and accept life's challenges. He inspires audiences to think differently, to live life with courage and passion, focusing on their opportunities, not their limitations. His managerial background helps him to ask the right questions of his clients, ensuring these key principles are directly applicable to the challenges of any organization.
Some of Miles' key messages to your audience include:
Hearing Miles speak is truly inspirational. He is living proof of the old adage "there's no such word as can't".
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