Professional Sports Group’s client Adrian Hayes will be recounting his 44 day and 1000 mile crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ of the Arabian Desert by foot and camel in the trail of legendary 1940s British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger at the Royal Geographic Society, London, on Thursday 30th January 2014 at 7:00pm.
Former Gurkha officer and Arabic speaking Hayes first learned of Thesiger when he served a 2 year tour with the Sultan of Oman’s Forces in the 1990s and vowed one day to repeat his first crossing of the desert. In his powerful story, accompanied by stunning images and film, he speaks of the largely unheralded achievements of Thesiger and his companions’ journeys in the 1940s, the reality of attempting the same journey 65 years later with his own Bedouin team and the changed lives and culture of the Bedouin and peoples of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Adrian Hayes is the British, UAE-based, record-breaking polar explorer & adventurer, international keynote speaker, business coach and sustainability leader
He set a Guinness World record in 2007 for reaching the Earth’s “3 Poles” - walking all the way to the North Pole, South Pole and summiting Mt Everest - in the shortest period of time in history, becoming one of only 15 people ever to achieve the feat. He holds a second Guinness World record for the longest unsupported Arctic expedition in history (kite assisted), the 2009 vertical crossing of the Greenland ice cap. His most recent expedition was a 44 day 1600 km crossing of the Arabian Desert by foot and camel in the footsteps of 1940s British explorer Wilfred Thesiger.
A former Gurkha Officer and Special Forces reservist in the British Army, ironman triathlete and 2 time national fitness challenge champion, he is one of the few extreme adventurers in the World with a senior corporate background, including 6 years as the Regional Sales Director for Airbus Middle East and West Asia.
With 15 years’ experience in leadership, team and personal development and as an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified corporate coach, he delivers keynote speeches, team development workshops, leadership seminars and other programmes Worldwide.
A lifetime follower of politics and international affairs, he is also a leading ambassador and speaker on economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Adrian has lived and worked in 9 countries, visited over 100 and speaks 3 languages in addition to English.