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Darren Edwards is a record-breaking British Disabled Adventurer, Inspirational Speaker, and Author.

A former soldier and passionate mountaineer, Darren’s life took an unexpected turn after a harrowing climbing accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Despite facing this monumental challenge, Darren refused to let adversity define him. Instead, he embraced it as a catalyst for personal growth and embarked on a remarkable journey of resilience and determination.

Darren’s story serves as a testament to the indomitable human spirit, showcasing the power of perseverance and the ability to overcome even the most daunting obstacles.

Today, Darren is renowned as a record-breaking Disabled Adventurer and Inspirational Speaker who has shattered perceptions of what individuals with disabilities can achieve. From pushing the boundaries of endurance by becoming the first person with a disability to complete seven marathons in seven days across seven continents in a wheelchair, to leading ground-breaking expeditions such as kayaking the length of Great Britain and sit-skiing across Antarctica to the South Pole, Darren’s accomplishments are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

His achievements include:
– Setting the world record for completing seven marathons in seven days across seven continents in a wheelchair (World Marathon Challenge, 2023)
– Leading a ground-breaking kayaking expedition from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats (Kayak 4 Heroes, 2021)
– Leading the first all-disabled team to ski across Europe’s largest glacier, the Vatnajokull in Iceland
– Becoming the first person with a Spinal Cord Injury to row across the English Channel (2022)
– Leading a ground-breaking expedition to the South Pole in December 2024

As an Inspirational Speaker, Darren has captivated audiences around the world, delivering powerful keynotes that motivate, provoke change, and inspire action. Trusted by some of the most prominent companies in the UK and US, including British Airways, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, and Google, Darren’s presentations transcend mere words—they are immersive experiences that leave a lasting impact.

With meticulously crafted content and a captivating narrative style, Darren combines profound insights with raw emotion, transforming abstract concepts into actionable strategies. His discussions on adaptability, resilience, teamwork, and leadership resonate deeply with audiences, igniting a spark of inspiration and empowering individuals to unlock their true potential.

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£4,000 - £5,000
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Adversity, Leadership, Mental Health, Mindset, Overcoming Adversity, Resilience, Teamwork

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”In a world of so much uncertainty and fear, your words and ideas clearly meant so much to our Senior Leadership Team and this is a huge accolade to your intuition, lived experience and sheer determination. The skill demonstrated in sharing this was valued and appreciated by us all, thank you so much. We feel privileged to have met you and listened to your story.”

Sean Doyle | CEO | British Airways

Darren Edwards takes you on an incredible journey – his own personal journey to becoming the remarkable man he is today but more importantly on your own personal journey of self-reflection. He fills you with positivity as you tangibly feel the determination and drive he has, to not only overcome adversity, but embrace it, tackle it head on and learn from it. These are not just words – he models and proves you can focus your energies on positivity, resolve and a new future.

Lisa Rushmere | HR Director | Pepsi


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