Ben Heason is a highly regarded inspirational motivational speaker, who has a powerful presentation that delivers a strong message suited to a wide variety of audiences. Whether you are looking for a speaker for a special event, or as a boost for staff, aiming to improve productivity, he is able to adapt his talk to fulfil your needs and suit your audience.
Ben is a professional rock climber, originally from Snowdonia in North Wales. After graduating from Birmingham University in 1996 he moved to Sheffield, the epicentre of the UK’s extreme-climbing community.
Over the past 10 years he has given more than 350 talks across ten countries, inspiring tens of thousands of people with highlights of his adventures.
His presentation demonstrates that, by coupling hard work, focus, planning and teamwork with positive thinking and a determination to succeed, just about any goal is attainable.
The primary focus of his presentation revolves around his ground-breaking expedition to Venezuela, where he made the first free-climbed ascent of the world’s highest waterfall – Angel Falls, which is over 3,200 feet high. His ascent of this widely-recognised natural wonder of the world had a remarkable impact on the world’s climbing community, and is regarded as one of the most impressive achievements in its field in decades – clearly demonstrating the rewards attainable from overcoming adversity and performing under pressure.
Ben’s talk is not just about the climbing. It describes the adventurous six-day journey to reach the overhanging wall, deep in the heart of the Amazonian jungle as well as the three-week-climb – including 14 consecutive nights sleeping on the wall.
His presentation lasts about an hour, incorporating insightful video clips and stunning photographs to illustrate the rewards of forward planning, determination and hard work coupled with an active, adventurous lifestyle; through stories that can relate to everyone’s life.
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