The Kruger Cowne speaker agency’s Breakfast Club had a ‘very cold’ reception at Home House, London, this week, featuring as it did explorer and mountaineer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Adam Walker, the open water endurance swimmer.
Adam Walker told the Club how the film On a Clear Day inspired him to stop selling toasters and kettles and to swim the English Channel, the first swim of the so called Oceans 7 Challenge. He recounted how, swimming the Molokai Strait in Hawaii, he was so badly stung by a deadly Portuguese Man of War that he lost all feelings below his waist and nearly died. And he showed a video with 5m YouTube hits of him being rescued from a prowling shark by a pod of friendly dolphins.
Not to be outdone, Sir Ranulph told the packed room how he sawed off the frostbitten fingers of his left hand with a hacksaw used by his wife to trim her horses’ hooves… to relieve the pain.
Sir Ranulph then left the Club to catch a plane that was taking him to Antarctica.
Described in 1984 as the `World’s Greatest Living Explorer’ by the Guinness Book of Records, Sir
Sir Ranulph is the only explorer to receive a double clasp Polar Medal acknowledging both Arctic and Antarctic achievements and, at the age of 65, Sir Ranulph became the oldest Briton to conquer Mount Everest, raising £2.5m for Marie Curie Cancer Care in the process.
Sir Ranulph is also now pursuing, through Kruger Cowne, a new career delivering witty and motivational speeches designed to lift the audience to be the best they can be. Adam Walker is also practised in talking to diverse audiences about motivation, self-discovery and overcoming psychological barriers.
The Kruger Cowne Breakfast Club meets monthly and offers attendees an opportunity to listen to world class speakers, to ask them the questions and to book them conferences and events.