IAN EVANS - Adventurer, Business Consultant & Motivational Speaker
Ian has embraced adventure all his life - from scaling the shed roof at aged 3 to skiing to the South Pole at aged 58. This latest expedition, when he skied from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, put him in that elite group of adventurers who have accomplished what many have called "The hardest expedition on earth". Previously, Ian has climbed 5 of the "7 Summits" ascending to an altitude of 23,000 feet without supplemental oxygen, cycled 5,000 KMS solo & unsupported across Australia, around the coastline of Iceland and to the Arctic Ocean.
But the thing about Ian is that he is an ordinary guy, from a rural background in England, who has decided to push himself to achieve extraordinary things at the very edge of his own comfort zone. He is not an explorer, world record holder or super-fit world-class endurance athlete, but someone who has led in many ways a regular life. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in England (FCA - UK) and then working in Africa and Canada, for the past 20 years he has operated his own consulting practice specializing in the restructuring and refinancing of transportation companies.
Ian is a natural and authentic speaker who passionately shares his adventures and lessons learned with audiences around the world. As well as corporate keynote events, one of Ian's self-proclaimed mandates is to give back to the next generation by speaking to students of all ages. Ian is also a philanthropist, who regularly donates funds raised on his expeditions and speaking fees in aid of relief organizations and charitable ventures.
Ian has written many articles on his adventures, notably for Canadian Geographic online and his first book "LUNATIC" on his South Pole expedition has recently been released. In his small village in Canada, Ian is one of the co-founders of the Elora Adventure Club - eloraadventureclub.com, which has hosted over 60 speakers in the last 6 years.
Contact Ian at: firstname.lastname@example.org