Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker is an adventurer, explorer, writer, and public speaker. Specialising in long-distance, human-powered expeditions, Charlie develops an intimate understanding of some of the world’s most remote communities.

He has travelled over 50,000 miles by foot, bike, horse, ski, raft, and canoe, and his adventures have taken him from Tibet to Mongolia to New Guinea, and to the Congolese jungle, and the Arctic.

Charlie Walker is now a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a four-time recipient of the Transglobe Expedition Trust’s ‘Mad But Marvellous’ grant, and a Scientific Exploration Society Explorer award winner.

He has documented his experiences in books, magazines, and newspapers, and has also featured on BBC Radio 4, and the BBC World Service.

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Truly one of the best talks I have been to.
Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd

Charlie captivated the audience from start to finish. His talk led to continued discussions amongst colleagues with wishful thoughts of joining him on his next adventures. It was total escapism for a desk-bound audience who were eager to hear more.
Capula Investment Services Ltd

Charlie is an inspirational and engaging speaker. He demonstrated the mindset required for overcoming challenges, and highlighted techniques that can be applied to the difficulties of day-to-day tasks. Charlie’s presentations  encourage individuals and teams to push past boundaries to achieve goals. He is a pleasure to work with.
CPA Australia 

Charlie told of his extraordinary journeys with wonderful eloquence and humour. His passion for travel and his remarkable photographs deeply engaged the audience who were on the edge of their seats.
Royal Geographical Society, Hong Kong

Charlie speaks both passionately and frankly about his many travels, in a thoroughly engaging way. The audience was captivated by a life of adventure, from the comfort of their seats.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

I was delighted that Charlie was able to tailor his presentation not only to the theme that we had for the event but also for the specific audience involved.  It’s great to have a speaker who really takes the time to prepare and delivers exactly what you need.

​Charlie Walker has an infectious energy and is a consummate storyteller. He communicates with a large dollop of humility and explores his extraordinary travels through accessible anecdotes that reaffirmed our faith in humanity and fired our imaginations. Thoroughly recommended.
Cavendish Medical

A fantastic talk! It was impactful and the messages around resilience, perseverance and learning from your mistakes really resonated deeply with the team.
Howden Capital, Advisory and Placement, London

Charlie Walker was an incredible speaker. His messages on perseverance and perspective not only hit a special chord but inspired so many in the audience to seek new ways to view the world and challenge themselves. I would highly recommend Charlie to any audience.
Future Farmers of America, Arizona

​Like a good novel, we weren’t sure of the ending or that he would safely make it home, even though he was standing in front of us!
Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Edinburgh

Charlie’s natural and engaging style meant that his talk was entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking in equal measure.  His session was certainly the highlight of the workshop fitting perfectly with our theme and generating new insights and energy into the following discussions.
Syngenta Agrochemicals

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