Daniel Burton is the first person to ride a bike from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole.
With no prior polar experience, and in fact no prior expedition experience, Daniel set off to do what professional polar explorers had tried and failed to do. After 51 days alone, facing debilitating headwinds, falling into a crevasse, and crossing the worlds greatest wilderness, Daniel succeeded in biking to the South Pole.
Why did Daniel succeed where others failed. Book Daniel for your event and he will share his lessons of mental toughness and endurance that allowed him to accomplish what everyone thought was impossible.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Daniel has an engaging presentation with pictures and video from the bicycle ride to the South Pole. He can customize the presentation to your needs. Some of the themes he has presented on in the past include endurance, self worth, and mental toughness.
Daniel Burton was a computer programmer for 23 years. During that time Daniel spent a lot of time sitting in front of a computer and not getting enough exercise. Daniel grew up being active and ,spent a lot of summers hiking in the High Uintas. However it just got easy to be less and less active. Then he went and got my blood checked. His cholesterol numbers were real bad, his blood pressure was high, and he was a few pounds over weight. Daniel panicked thinking, "I am going to die." So Daniel got into mountain biking and it saved his life! His cholesterol numbers improved to healthy numbers, blood pressure returned to normal, and he lost the extra weight.
Then Daniel got laid off. His wife says that he went into mid life crisis, but he likes to think that he just wanted to do something to help others. So Daniel opened a bike store to help others get the health benefits of an active cycling lifestyle. For the past 5 years he has been focused on getting people out on bikes, and have been involved with the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure each year.
All of this led to his first in history bike ride to the South Pole.
Projector (VGA or HDMI input) screen, headphone audio.
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