Ben Heason | Motivational Speaker – Adventure | UK
Ben Heason is a Professional Climber. Ben Heason is a very talented motivational and inspirational speaker for events. Ben Heason is available to book for a variety of corporate events.
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Ben began public speaking in 2002, and has now given over 300 motivational talks throughout the UK, as well as in Ireland, Jersey, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and Australia. With experience of speaking to a wide range of audiences – from key note speeches at conferences, to primary and secondary school pupils, to adventure festivals or climbing clubs, Ben adapts his approach to ensure that everyone is entertained and gains greatly from his inspirational, enthusiastic and humorous anecdotes.
One of the UK’s leading climbers, Ben has been climbing full-time for over 15 years. He is world-renowned for his bold climbing on routes at the cutting edge of the sport, including his impressive exploits on big wall expeditions around the globe. In 2005, Ben was part of an international expedition to climb the world’s highest waterfall, deep in the heart of the Venezuela jungle. The team’s successful expedition, with climbing at the highest level in an incredibly remote region of the planet, has been praised as ‘one of the finest achievements by British rock climbers on foreign soil’.
The team’s ‘home’ for 14 consecutive days and nights. An obvious lure to extreme climbers, Angel Falls has attracted adventurous climbers for decades, but all previous attempts to free-climb the main wall of the world’s highest waterfall had met with failure. Situated in the heart of the Venezuelan jungle, this is not merely a story about an audacious rock climb on one of the natural wonders of the world, but the emotions and experiences encountered along the way.
Ben’s presentation covers the whole adventure, including the 6 day journey to their base camp, the amazing flora and fauna found in the unique Tepuis (the area that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel ‘The Lost World’), as well as a look at ‘life on the edge’ – they spent 14 consecutive nights sleeping on portaledges suspended from the overhanging wall!
Day 16 on Angel Falls…
As well as illustrating a lust for adventurous travel, and a keen interest for the diverse cultures along the way, Ben focuses on the excitement and apprehension experienced, as well as the planning, preparation, teamwork, and determined approach that were required to succeed on such a demanding climb.
Together, the story, stunning photography, insightful video clips and, above all, Ben’s enthusiastic delivery, the presentation is sure to captivate any audience. It demonstrates that, with hard work, focus and planning, positive thinking and a determination to succeed, any goal is attainable, encouraging others to live their own lives to their potential.
Standard Length of Performance:
The talk lasts for approximately 1 hour.
“Your speech provided a wonderful insight into your amazing exploits. You are an inspirational figure, an admirable example of what can be attained by extending the limits of personal motivation and challenge. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit, and have had lots of great feedback.”
“Thanks very much for visiting us again, for your 7th consecutive year at Kingswood; it’s great to get the year off to a good start with a speaker I know they’ll enjoy! I look forward to welcoming you next year.”
– Kingswood School
“Ben’s fantastic presentation linked perfectly with aspects of our curriculum and left our children stunned, amazed and in awe of his achievements. They were further impressed by the Q&A sessions which followed, whilst eagerly exploring some of Ben’s climbing equipment from the expedition. A truly fantastic day, which has helped raise our children’s aspirations.”
– Westfield School
“Ben was excellent from start to finish; listening carefully to our initial brief, adapting his presentation, to make sure it fitted the purpose of the prize-giving evening and suited the broad audience. He was an inspiration – students, staff and parents were all captivated by his presentation!”
– Ashlyns School
“Ben was truly inspirational, keeping 180 youngsters with special educational needs on the edge of their seats for a whole hour. With his understated, humorous style, accompanied by amazing photos and video clips of the journey – from his childhood influences to achieving his goal – he really brought the experience to life. He made it very real for our pupils and staff, and perfectly captured all the Olympic / Paralympic values we had asked him to focus on. We would definitely have Ben back again!”
– Clare Mount Sports College
“Wonderful images but, most of all, hats off to Ben who shows a flamboyant talent for showing and telling, mesmerizing the audience with his experience on Angel Falls.”
– Sicilian Climbing Festival
Previous Clients Include:
Sicilian Climbing Festival
Clare Mount Sports College
UHY Chartered Accountants
Wilkin Chapman Solicitors
South Lakeland District Council
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