Fee band from £ 7000 - 10000
Joe Simpson only speaks at Conferences and Pre-dinner events. He does not undertake after-dinner speaking engagements.
Joe has drawn from his experiences as one of the world's most successful and respected mountaineers to become a leading author.
He now brings his knowledge and powerful stories to the corporate sector in an amazingly inspirational presentation that can be tailored to provide relevance and motivation for virtually every type of business audience.
His presentations can be focused on a variety of topics including: - Teamwork, Leadership, Personal development, Risk assessment, Management style, and Training.
Following the sale of the movie rights of Touching the Void to Tom Cruise's and Sally Field's movie companies, the rights to a 90 minute drama documentary have been sold to the independent producers Darlow Smithson, working for Channel 4 and Channel 4 International. It will then be marketed world wide on both terrestrial and satellite channels. Filming in Peru is due to start in July 2005.
Areas of Expertise
Latest Book, “The Beckoning Silence”, available from January 2002, 'Touching the Void', the best-seller translated into 14 languages, winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize 1988, NCR Non fiction Award 1989, Deutches Literaturpries 1990, and Premio del libro do Montagna 1993.
Also author of the novel 'The Water People' and non-fiction works 'This Game of Ghosts', 'Storms of Silence' and 'Dark Shadows Falling'. To date all his books have been short-listed for the Boardman Tasker Prize.
Member of the Alpine Climbing Group (ACG) of the Alpine Club.
Extensive Alpine style mountaineering throughout the world including expeditions to Peru, Ecuador, Africa, India, Bolivia, Pakistan, Nepal and the European Alps
Ascents include 1st ascents of West Face Siula Grande (6356m), North Spur Ranrapalca (6162m), West Face Pachermo (6200m).
Also Diamond Couloir Mt. Kenya, Ama Dablam SW Ridge, Walker Spur, North Face Matterhorn, Dru Couloir, North Face Droites (winter). - Guided clients for the Sheffield based trekking company High Places in Africa, Peru, Nepal, Bolivia and Ecuador.
Currently receives un-contracted sponsorship in the form of equipment from Berghaus, Buffalo, Olympus, Nordic Track, DMM & Terra Nova.
Joe has developed a reputation on the speaking circuit, which is second to none. Having spoken to a wide variety of audiences of varying nationalities, Joe has consistently exceeded all expectations. His presentation is supported by an "all action" introduction video and stunning photography.
Our conference went very well. The showing of the film went down very well and the entrance of Joe had an amazing impact (including a standing ovation). His piece worked well.
Rather than present slides he talked about how/why he wrote the book, the background to the making of the film and at the end a Q&A session.
A number of people at the end rushed to talk to him and the feedback I've had back since has been excellent.
Gavin Miller, Commercial Marketing Director Capital Radio Group.
"I am writing to heap enormous praise on Joe Simpson for the incredible presentation he gave. Joe added a new dimension to our meeting, not just through the power of his story, but also through his inspirational speaking qualities. We would have absolutely no reluctance in recommending Joe to anyone.”
National Sales Manager, Hoechst Marion Roussel