David Grier is an inspirational speaker, chef, author and extreme adventurer, having just completed the first solo run of India 4008 km in 93 days. Previous to this he has paddled from Africa to Madagascar (a distance of 500 km) and then ran the island from south to north ,a distance of 2700 km. David did the first ever continuous joint run of the Great Wall of China, some 4200 km in 98 days. Plus the first ever continuous run along the coast of South Africa from Oranjemund via Cape Town to Mozambique, 3300 km in 80 days. He has also run from John O’Groats to lands End, the length of Ireland as well as Hadrian ’s Wall

David was born on the 16th of January 1960 into a Cape wine farming family in South Africa, and with this base he never lost his roots for the love of the outdoors. With food, wine and adventure close to his heart, David set out to take all of his passions to the extreme, and explore the limits of the human mind and body. These journeys are not about David himself, but he wanted to make a difference in the lives of children born with cleft lips and pallets. Through these journeys enough funding was raised to enable some 1800 children to receive corrective facial surgery through Operation Smile.

  • Speaker David Grier
  • Talk title Hope
  • Category 2013 speaker
  • Date February 8th, 2013