Spike Reid

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Breathtaking, breathtaking. That was a beautifully put together presentation. — Michael Palin

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  • Inspirational — 4.8 out of 5
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  • Humour — 4.6 out of 5

Are you looking for a speaker who will take you on fascinating journeys? I'll inspire your audience to push their boundaries and find their own 'unclimbed mountain'.

Over the last 15 years I have led expeditions on six continents and every environment. With two friends I won the first-ever Land Rover and Royal Geographical Society bursary and undertook a circumnavigation of the world along the line of 50°N. We carried out a series of case studies investigating the effects changes to weather systems and climate change are already having on farmers along this line of shared latitude.

In the years that followed I undertook a series of expedition scaled previously unclimbed mountains in Central Asia and adventures in my own backyard, celebrating the amazing environment we have on our doorstep.

The last major expedition I did was the first descent of the River Ganges by stand-up paddleboard. We did this to raise awareness of the excessive plastic pollution that ends up in the river and other waterways.

After two years as President of the student union at Northumbria, representing over 30,000 students, I worked in events at the Royal Geographical Society for over three years. Now I am an International Mountain Leader and when not public speaking or writing, I lead tours overseas – having worked in over 20 countries.

The talks I have delivered have had a large range of audiences on the edge of their seats and inspired many people to take on challenges. The presentation will be tailored and fine tuned for your audience.

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Listed talks

First descent of the Ganges
Spike Reid Tagged: Expedition | Motivation | Environmental | India
Conquering your own Unclimbed Mountains
Spike Reid Tagged: Mountains | Central Asia | Inspiration | Motivation