a
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipi. Suspendisse ultrices hendrerit a vitae vel a sodales. Ac lectus vel risus suscipit sit amet hendrerit a venenatis.
12, Some Streeet, 12550 New York, USA
(+44) 871.075.0336
silverscreen@edge-themes.com
Links
Follow Us

Paul Pritchard – Spirit of Adventure

Photos by Matthew Newton

Speaker: Paul Pritchard

A Festival Favourite: Paul returns in 2019 with more tales of adventure and conquests.

Recently awarded the Australian Geographic Society’s Spirit of Adventure Award for 2018, Paul has spent a lifetime climbing peaks around the world and finding creative solutions to physical challenges.

A world renown climber in the 80s and 90s, Paul suffered horrific head injuries whilst climbing the Totem Pole in Tasmania in 1998. After a year in hospital learning to walk and talk again, the hemiplegia robbed his right side of movement and continues to play tricks with his speech and memory.

Paul continued to lead a challenging life, climbing Kilimanjaro, caving, sea kayaking, river rafting and, in 2009, lead rock climbing again. Paul rode a recumbent trike through Tibet to Mount Everest and, in 2016 he finally climbed the Totem Pole, 18 years after his accident.

His latest journey was the 2152 km World Expeditions Lowest to Highest Expedition – where an all-abilities team rode from Kati Thanda/Lake Eyre to Targangil/Mount Kosciuszko.

Paul has written three books, filmed many of his adventures and appeared on ABCs Australian Story.

INFO

Category: Bright Australia 2019, speakers
Where:

All over the world

How:

with incredible determination

Date of trip:

ongoing

Speakers, Bright 2019: